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Clydebank East Workshops

Elder and Cannon have been working on the masterplan of a new industrial estate in Clydebank and have carried out the design and completion of the first phase of workshop units for the development.

The Client’s brief required a very sustainable and ‘food-capable’ solution to the shell units that would also provide a distinctive contribution to the approach into Clydebank. Our competition winning design proposed an innovative concrete construction to provide an air-tight, highly insulated and robust envelope for the workshops.

The design is dominated by gold and black feature rooflights, above a simple and affordable metal clad base, its form drawing on the principles of the sawtooth roof forms of modernist industrial developments. The striking black steel cladding selected has an unusually deep profile that gives the elevation relief and shadow, helping the building to develop its own character and quality through the subtly different play of light it provides. This is contrasted by tall set-back shutter and pass door arrangements to each unit that together generate a colonnade frontage to the building that delivers a refined image.

The project has been awarded an RIAS Award and GIA Award.

Client - Clydebank Rebuilt / Hub West Scotland