Queen’s Quay, Clydenbank – A Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters case study

Submitted by RaeburnFarquharBowen

John Brown’s Shipyard has a special place in the history of Clyde shipbuilding. With the Titan Crane still towering overhead, this disused yard and fitting-out basin is of A-Listed status as the birthplace of many of the great liners and warships of the past century, including the Queen Mary, QEI & II, and Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood.

Currently vacant and inaccessible due to structural instability, the site now separates the town of Clydebank from the Clyde and Crane which once helped it thrive.

RaeburnFarquharBowen’s consented masterplan design celebrates the industrial heritage of the site and seeks to re-engage the town and it’s people with both the site and the waterfront. Key street linkages are aligned with views to the Titan Crane, and a new linear park and walkway animates the riverside. The centre-piece of the development is the old fitting out basin, re-imagined whilst retaining it’s strong industrial character and aesthetic to provide both a fitting commemoration and tribute to the past, and a vibrant and accessible public space for the future.

With the Phase 1 infrastructure works, (including the main spine road through the development, the public realm works to the fitting out basin, and the riverside linear walkway,) all currently under construction, our masterplan implementation has also enabled the development of Scotland’s largest hydrothermal Energy Centre (near completion); a Care Home (near completion); Health Centre (starting on site this year); and retail and homes (also starting on site this year) to inhabit the site, with additional plots available for further development.

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