MASTER PLANNING/LANDSCAPING: Public Realm/Landscaping

The Bowline

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The bowline is a new active travel route and elevated linear park with viewpoints that brings back into use the disused Bowling Viaduct and its listed Swing Bridge. The elevated travel route eliminates a dangerous road crossing on the A814, creating a new off road section of National Cycle Route 7 connecting Glasgow to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The completion of the Bowline marks a significant stage in the wider regeneration of Bowling Harbour that includes the […]

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Westside Plaza, Wester Hailes

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This community design led project was initially created with the direction and vision of the Wester Hailes Community Trust and facilitated by HarrisonStevens.  It is an example of a town centre square transformed through community interest, aspiring for a better future. An extensive consultation programme of drop in events, space shaper workshops,  schools’ visits and focused sessions led to an insight into what the local community felt about the existing space and what they wanted to see in the future. […]

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Espérance Bridge

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Following the restoration and reopening of Coal Drops Yard in 2018, The Espérance Bridge represents the final step of reinstating the heritage of this part of King’s Cross. It takes inspiration from lost railway bridges that crossed the canal during its industrial heyday. Often chosen for its efficiency, the truss form in this case has been developed and finessed beyond expectations for this typically humble structure. Components have been optimised to express their alternately compressive and tensile load requirements. Nodal […]

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The Claypits, Glasgow’s Inner City Nature Reserve

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The Glasgow Canal is located 1km north of the city centre. It meanders through various disadvantaged communities which lie within the 15% Scottish Index Multiple Deprivation most deprived areas in Scotland and suffer from some of the country’s worst health statistics. Many residents felt disconnected from other parts of the city and were rarely able to access the benefits of natural or semi-natural environments. The Claypits is a 17ha area of post-industrial site that straddles the canal. Designated as Vacant […]

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Waterfront Place, Dundee

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The brief for Waterfront Place took an integrated approach to the design of the 7044sqm space, to include the following facilities: hardstanding for event use; a landscaped zone; an interactive play area centred on a life-sized whale sculpture; an urban beach and an Active Travel Hub. It is a major civic space that excites, encourages a range of active uses, and engages all who choose to explore the wider waterfront. The project delivers a key point of outdoor activity and […]

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Doune Castle – Ardoch Burn Crossing

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Administered by VisitScotland, the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) supports sustainable, inspiring and collaborative infrastructure projects that focus on improving the visitor experience and support the enjoyment of Scotland’s rural communities. The dramatic increase in visitor numbers at Doune Castle due to its filming popularity has resulted in a number of significant challenges alongside the opportunities that this increased profile presents. A major barrier to addressing these has been a lack of infrastructure. Up to now, there have been no […]

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Milngavie Streetscape

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Since 2018, PagePark have been working with Milngavie BID, a community organisation, to strategise and deliver a series of incremental projects in Milngavie. This relationship began when PagePark was appointed to develop proposals for an artwork at the start of the West Highland Way. The success of this project, completed in late 2018, has stimulated a wider programme of improvements in the town centre. Central Gathering Area Located at a key town centre node, the central part of the project […]

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Glasgow Science Centre Outer Space project

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Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) external spaces offered a renewed experience and legacy for COP26 Green Zone in November 2021. The project is part of the Connect programme to renovate the Centre’s exhibition spaces, improve the visitor experience and support outreach programmes. Funded through the Inspiring Science Fund (a partnership between UK Research and Innovation and Wellcome Trust) and Sustrans Scotland, the project promotes active travel, enhances biodiversity, improves accessibility and encourages interaction with new external science exhibits and interpretation. We […]

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