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Queens Quay

LocationClydebank

ClientClydeside Regeneration Ltd

StatusPlanning consent gained

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.

Our 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.

Landscape masterplan

Titan Crane public realm

Scottish Archives photograph showing QE2 at Queens Quay

National Archives photograph of HMS Hood in the fitting-out basin

Sketch view of proposed design from base of Titan Crane

Photograph of Titan Crane showing existing dock features to be retained as street furniture in foreground

Panoramic photo of existing fitting-out basin and Titan Crane