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Queen’s Gate Residential, Clydebank

Queens Gate is the first residential phase of Clydebank Re-Built’s plans for a sustainable urban quarter on the site of the former John Brown Shipyards in Clydebank.

It comprises 40 affordable homes to rent for Clydebank Housing Association and is arranged in five closes and over 4 storeys. The curved form follows the street profile echoing the sweep of the railway that had earlier shaped the site and giving an aspect south and west towards the River Clyde.

A formal street elevation uses repetitive red brick panels and continuous stringer bands of portland cast stone that frame large recessed balconies. These incorporate sliding and folding glazed screens that allow the tenants to transform them into year round winter gardens and sunspaces.

To the rear the varying footprint and demand of flat types softens the building form. Here larch cladding is used for a recessed inner elevation of back wall and soffits that line a shared walkway and sit out space.