This is a £250m mixed-use regeneration project, built on the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard on Clydebank. The Energy Centre is the focal point of the development with the historic Titan Crane being a nearby landmark.
The designers were keen to reflect the industrial heritage of the site with an updated industrial appeal – a nod to the past and the future at the same time. The QE2 and Queen Mary ocean liners were built here. The client chose Evolution ‘Sandstorm’ which echoes rusted steel with a vibrancy and modern appeal. Evolution emulates metal patination but with no run-off or staining and conforms to ISO 12206 and Qualicoat specifications. Powdertech coated 300m2 of aluminium rainscreen facade, corner cappings and roof cappings. A marine-enhanced pre-treatment process was used prior to the final coating for added protection due to proximity to the River Clyde.
The new waterside development will include housing, commercial units, a £19m health centre, a £10m care home and a hotel. The colourful and glowing Energy Centre facade makes a stunning backdrop for the other buildings on the site.