Queens Gate, Cart Street

  • Queens Gate development on Cart Street
  • Queens Gate Housing, Cart Street
  • Detail of Queens Gate Housing at Cart Street

Lead Partner: Clydebank Housing Association

Other Partners: West Dunbartonshire Council, Clydebank Rebuilt

Project Team: Elder and Cannon Gardiner and Theobald Buro Happold


Project History
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  • Cart Street under construction
  • Completion of Queen's Gate, Cart Street
  • Completion of Queens Gate housing
  • Completion of Queen's Gate, Cart Street
  • Detail of Queens Gate Housing at Cart Street
  • Queens Gate Housing, Cart Street


Clydebank & Erskine, Queens Quay


The £5.1 million  Queens Gate Housing project provides the first "eco-friendly" homes in Clydebank. This landmark building with its curved facade and high quality external appearance is also the first social housing in Clydebank for 5 years.

The 40 one and two bedroom apartments for social rent for Clydebank Housing Association at Cart Street were officially opened by the Culture Minister Michael Russell MSP on 31st August 2009.

The project was managed by Clydebank re-built and is sited on a one - acre vacant site, previously owned by West Dunbartonshire Council.

All the homes have been designed to a top "very good" eco-rating, with high insulation, energy efficient fittings and heating, low CO2 emissions, waste recycling facilities, sustainable sourced building materials and customised glazed balconies.

At the Glasgow Institute of Architects 2009 Design Awards, Queens Gate was recognised with the top design award for housing. Chair of the panel of judges, Martin McKay said " This gentle curving block deals with a challenging site with elegant simplicity.

Elder and Cannon, architects have also been nominated for a Scottish Design Award for their work on the project.

Current status:

Construction started on site December 2008.


Completed September 2009.