Plans for ‘the greenest town in Scotland'

Posted on 14 Nov 2017 and read 1020 times
Plans for ‘the greenest town in Scotland'Plans have been submitted for a new energy centre at Queens Quay which developers say could make Clydebank the “greenest town in Scotland”.

The proposed facility for the District Heat Network [DHN] will form part of the first phase of development at the £250 million regeneration project on the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard.

Queens Quay’s DHN will enable energy that is often wasted in power generation and industrial processes to be captured and supplied to householders and businesses.

The 100% carbon-free system will be modular to allow for later expansion, with the ability to include the nearby Golden Jubilee Hospital as well as the wider Clydebank area.

Water extracted from the River Clyde will be used to heat homes and businesses. The energy centre will accommodate gas boilers, pressurisation units and distribution pumps, together with a control and management system.

Developers say the design of the energy centre will make it an attractive landmark for the area, complementing the historic Titan Crane.

The master-plan for the development of Queens Quay was approved by West Dunbartonshire Council in March 2016.

The site is owned by Clydeside Regeneration Ltd (CRL), with the council part-funding the development. Dawn Urban Regeneration Ltd is working with the council to ‘deliver’ the energy centre.

Paul O’Donnell of Dawn Urban Regeneration Ltd said: “This development will be the first of many at Queens Quay to regenerate Clydebank’s waterfront.

"This will be the first time a system like this is installed in Scotland. We are very excited about the prospect of getting started on site to bring this vision to fruition.”

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