Stranraer

Winner of the Scottish Design Award for Public Realm and Landscaping. May 2012 

Headed by Edinburgh Architects Smith Scott Mullan Associates, a masterplan and urban design strategy has been completed for Dunfries and Galloway Council. The masterplan addresses the problems and opportunities created by the relocation of the ferry terminal, and the need to transform the urban quality of the town centre and its magnificent waterfront.

A series of local events and workshops drew together ideas and preferences from local businesses and residents. The image of Stranraer and the quality of the streets and public realm is at the forefront of the emerging strategy. The complex street network and the curve of the waterfront have been damaged by recent developments, insensitive highway engineering and the paraphenalia associated with a port. Ideas for improving connections between the town and waterfront, enhancing key spaces and redefining transition and entry points form a key part of our recommendations.

The team includes Jon Rowland Urban Design, Drew Mackie Associates, and Yellow Book Regeneration Consultants.

Work to the first phase in and around George Street has now been completed, and well received locally. The project has been awarded the Scottish Design Award for Public Realm and Landscaping.

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Before and after in George Street, Stranraer