Roads contractor appointed for Queens Quay

Clydeside Regeneration Limited (CRL) has appointed I & H Brown to undertake road works at Queens Quay, the £250 million regeneration project on the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank.

The appointment represents the final infrastructure procurement exercise for the development.

The civil engineering contractor has been instructed to install the main spine road which will serve the whole development area, together with utilities by multi-utility connections experts Energetics, and pipework for the proposed district heating network. The road will serve every development plot within the site, which will be available from spring 2019 for new housebuilding.

The road works programme will commence this week and run for a period of around 42 weeks. These works will be undertaken simultaneously with those already being undertaken by engineering company George Leslie Ltd, who has been contracted to complete all marine works associated with the basin and river frontage.

On completion of these works, fully funded by West Dunbartonshire Council, public access will be available onto the Clyde frontage and quayside around the basin where many famous ships were completed.

The Queens Quay site is owned by CRL with West Dunbartonshire Council funding strategic infrastructure works. Dawn Developments Ltd is responsible for development management on behalf of CRL.

Duncan Graham, of Clydeside Regeneration Limited, said: “This contract is a landmark moment for the regeneration of Queens Quay and represents a significant step towards completing the vision of Queens Quay. It will be momentous achievement to provide access to the Clydebank river frontage to the public for the first time in a very long time.

“The main spine road will provide access to all parts of the development and it’s the final infrastructure procurement exercise that CRL will undertake, a milestone in itself that highlights a very positive and exciting time for Queens Quay.”

I & H Brown completed a 20-week programme of enabling works on the Queens Quay site in quarter 3 2017 and prepared the land for creation of the Health Quarter, which includes a new £15m care home and state-of-the-art £25m health centre. Construction of the care home and health centre are expected to start later this summer.

New housing, retail and leisure elements are expected to follow and complement the existing facilities at Queens Quay, including West Dunbartonshire Council’s offices at Aurora House and a new £23.5m leisure centre which opened last year.

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