Design team named to help deliver Wester Hailes regeneration masterplan

A DESIGN team has been named, to assist in a proposed regeneration of the Wester Hailes district, in the west of Edinburgh.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, it has “announced the appointment of the consultancy team that will work with the community to translate their vision into a masterplan for the area”.

Says a council announcement (here): “This important commission has been awarded to a multi-disciplinary consultant team led by Turner & Townsend, who will act as project managers, together with partners Stallan Brand (architects, lead designer and community engagement), Atelier 10 (building services and sustainability), OOBE (landscape architects) and Goodson Associates (engineering and transportation).

“Setting out a comprehensive, phased approach for the next ten to 15 years, the Wester Hailes masterplan will build on community aspirations as set out in the Local Place Plan as well as a number of early action projects that are already under way.

“These include improvements to existing Council homes and estates, delivery of new-build affordable homes at Dumbryden Gardens, early design work for the replacement of the high school, as well as improvements to Westside Plaza.”

The announcement continues: “Working with the council and the community, the masterplan team will look at opportunities to implement improvements to existing transport and active travel infrastructure, new housing-led developments and adapting public sector delivery models, all firmly rooted in the council’s new 20 Minute Neighbourhood model.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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