Speirs Lock Masterplan: Regeneration Masterplan

Chris Rankin (Designer), Kenny Fraser (Designer)

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Speirs Locks

Chris Rankin, Kenny Fraser
Strategy and Masterplan

Awards; BURA Award 2009; Strategy and Masterplanning - Winner.
The panel’s view: “The project illustrates the effectiveness of delivery by the joint venture vehicle. It demonstrates best practice in terms of the community and stakeholder engagement process, to produce a framework consistent with the sustainability charter. It makes excellent use of design guidelines and the design process. The significance of the submission is not simply in the masterplan itself but the approach being taken which successfully integrates and sets best practice in all of the elements that are required to deliver transformational and sustainable regeneration.”

Scottish Awards for quality in Planning 2009; Community Involvement Category - Commendation.
The judges commented "the project is a great example of how disconnected and underused urban areas can be reinvigorated through a multi-agency approach with strong leadership and a pragmatic approach to development. The project has a clear development plan basis and is realising its objectives."

Impact; Selected by the Scottish Government as one of the eleven exemplar projects for the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative (SSCI). The Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative(SSCI) was launched in June 2008 to encourage the creation of places, designed and built to last, where a high quality of life can be achieved. The Initiative is about creating places which are ambitious and inspiring, raising standards and developing skills in design, architecture and sustainable construction. It is also about taking a long term view and is concerned with outcomes and delivery. These exemplar projects have been selected as best capable of demonstrating how sustainable communities can be delivered.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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