Location: Gallatown, Kirkcaldy
Client: Fife Council
Programme: Current Project
We are working with Fife Council as part of a series of wider regeneration projects within the Gallatown area of Kirkcaldy.
This scheme takes the site of a former Salvation Army Hall (now derelict) and combines it with existing areas of public realm to form a new outdoor community space including an events space, play area for young children and enhanced hard and soft landscaping. The new facilities are essential to building a strong community in an area with a difficult social environment.
Inclusion of artwork developed with local community groups, distinctive gateway features and a careful choice of materials will create a sense of place in an area that has been neglected for many years. The existing streets surrounding the site are wide and encourage driving at high speed. A key part of the scheme is to reduce traffic speeds and we have developed a new streetscape that embraces the ‘Designing Streets’ approach to enhance pedestrian priority.
We worked closely with the Council and local community to develop a feasibility study for the site which led to funding being granted for the public realm scheme. This has been developed in conjunction with local people through a series of community consultation events and presentations. Ideas and comments received during this process have been used to develop a scheme that will best meet local needs.