Queens Quay Heat Network Set to Welcome Residents of Nearby Flats

The award-winning Queens Quay heat network is set to expand by connecting residents on nearby Dumbarton Road in Clydebank.  Homes will receive heat from the low-carbon water source heat pump which has been supplying the Queens Quay development since 2020.

46 homes, belonging to Clydebank Housing Association will be joining the network in this latest expansion which will add 450m of district heating pipework and the contract will also see Vital Energi provide the vTherm°e Heat Interface Units.

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Heat for the flats will come from the multi-award-winning Queens Quay Energy Centre which uses water source heat pumps to take heat from the nearby River Clyde

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It is welcome news that more buildings will now be supplied through the District Heating Network in Clydebank. The energy centre currently provides affordable low-carbon heating to local households, businesses and public buildings including the new Queens Quay care home and I am delighted to see an additional 46 homes added to the list. The network is one of a number of initiatives being undertaken by West Dunbartonshire Council in order to address climate change with a view to becoming net zero.”

Alan Douglas - Regulatory & Regeneration, West Dunbartonshire Council - Chief Officer

The project will connect 7 separate blocks, all belonging to Clydebank Housing Association.

Scott Lutton, Vital Energi’s Operations Director for North and Scotland commented, “The heat network was designed to alleviate fuel poverty and expand to serve local businesses, organisations and residents, so it’s extremely exciting to connect more people to the scheme and share those benefits with them.

“We’ll also be providing metering and billing services, customer services and operation and maintenance to ensure everyone connected has the best possible experience from their new heating scheme and we look forward to the heat on date and welcoming them to the Vital family.“

Phase one of the project saw Vital Energi work in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council to build a state-of-the-art energy centre in Clydebank.  The energy centre houses two 2.65MW water source heat pumps which takes heat from the nearby River Clyde and uses it to heat local homes and businesses.

If you'd like to know more about how  West Dunbartonshire Council are using the River Clyde to heat the Queens Quay Development, click here.