STRANRAER WATERFRONT MASTERPLAN
Client: Dumfries & Galloway Council
Programme: Completed 2010
SSM completed a Masterplan and Urban Design Strategy for the Stranraer Waterfront. We were Design Team Leader working in conjunction with Economic, Community Consultation, Urban Design, Transportation and Landscape Consultants.
Currently the waterfront is a poorly defined space with a disjointed urban fabric and poor public space dominated by car parking. The aim of the Masterplan is to reconnect the existing historic and attractive town centre with the waterfront and create a more attractive lively public domain centred around water activities
The design proposals developed from the context of the existing town, proposing an intricate sequence of intimate organic urban blocks addressing and extending the existing routes to the waterfront. In particular the route of the town burn through Castle Square and down North Strand Street. Further away from the historic town centre the proposals reflect the more geometric, planned form of dockside buildings. A coastal edge promenade is proposed linking a series of open spaces along the waterfront.
A significant adjustment to the balance of vehicle and pedestrian priority in the streets is proposed, within a defined area of the town centre and the waterfront designed to provide integrated, low-speed streetscapes.
SSM have retained involvement in the ongoing implementation of the masterplan.