Our team has delivered 14 design charrettes from Elgin to Greenock…
In addition to engagement as part of our regular design development process, Austin-Smith:Lord have led 14 design charrettes (most part-funded through the Scottish Government’s ‘Mainstreaming’ programme). This has armed us with a wealth of experience and allowed us to hone our techniques and refine our engagement methodology.
We have refined our techniques through reflective practice, adapting and adjusting them in response to specific requirements of the unique context of each local community relating the issues the age group, the numbers in attendance and the physical context of the Town itself. Our consultation techniques allow us to co-create a deliverable vision and action plan for regeneration in diverse communities.
You can view our Design Charrettes datasheet below, or by clicking here.
The commission and resultant report were delivered under significant time constraints, to a high standard, which also satisfied Scottish Government. (The report is available on both Council and Scottish Government websites). The skills employed throughout, from project plan design, initiation, pre event organisation, engagement with a range of interested parties to generate consensus on the vision by means of workshops and an on-site design studio, to report drafting, were all conducted in a collaborative, enthusiastic, and diplomatic manner.
David Duncan – Principal Planning Officer (Strategic Development), Moray Council
ASL and Graham Ross in particular performed extremely well on our Port Glasgow Charrette and Regeneration Masterplan. Their team of multi disciplinary professionals was first class and as a result we have a Masterplan Report that will become a working tool as we move forward with our priority projects.
Fiona Maguire – Physical Regeneration Service Manager, Riverside Inverclyde
One of the largest urban regeneration projects to be built outside London in the last 20 years
- PICCADILLY PLACE MASTERPLAN + EXTERNAL WORKS
Piccadilly Place Masterplan + External Works
Piccadilly Place is one of the largest urban regeneration projects to be built outside London in the last 20 years. Austin-Smith:Lord has played a key role in delivering the scheme for Argent and The Carlyle Group by first developing the masterplan and then designing the largest office building on the site, 3 Piccadilly Place. The masterplan includes high quality public realm, a hotel, four office buildings, residential accommodation and retail spaces together with over four floors of underground parking. In the role of concept designers, Austin-Smith:Lord coordinated the work of six architects and artists within the overall scheme.
Designed in 2005, 3 Piccadilly Place was the first office building in the North West of England to achieve the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Piccadilly Place is an area of public realm in which everyone can be proud. This stunning space is an impressive welcome to the UK’s second city for the millions of visitors that come through Piccadilly, while simultaneously offering a cool oasis of calm in the centre of it all. The red clay paver is reminiscent of many of Manchester’s historic mills and Victorian municipal buildings and forges an important link between the contemporary piazza and the city around it.
Clive Bartlam – Project Director, Argent
CLIENT: ARGENT ESTATES LTD/CARLYLE GROUP
SECTOR: MASTERPLANNING, ARCHITECTURE
CONTRACTOR: CARILLION PLC
STRUCTURES: TIER CONSULTING
SERVICES: SHEPHERD ENGINEERING SERVICES
COST CONSULTANT: FAITHFUL + GOULD
AWARDS: 2008 PROPERTY WEEK NORTH WEST ‘COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR’
A major element of the Speke Garston regeneration programme. Masterplanning, development of the landscape infrastructure, detailed design and implementation
- BOULEVARD INDUSTRY PARK
Boulevard Industry Park forms a major element of the Speke Garston regeneration programme. Austin-Smith:Lord undertook the masterplanning role for the site and also developed the landscape infrastructure through detail design to implementation. The main spine road was designed to produce a strong, consistent, unifying image linking the various developments proposed for the site. The spine road also incorporated a section of the Transpennine Trail, with its own unique, yet contextual design approach.
Our challenge was to deliver not just one “machine” for production and delivery, but six on one route. Not only critical logistics, but a standard building design that responds to functional need and is precisely cost predictable. In addition, the external environment reflects and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s brand.
We developed a family of high throughput facilities in a road-based logistics system designed for multiple redundancy and failure. The facilities allow for system retro-fit without interruption of operations.
Occupiers include Evans Vaccines, Conix, Lear Corporation, Coughlin Logistics, Medeva (Medimmune), Visteon, Infast, Stadco and Chiron, with buildings and plot development undertaken by Austin-Smith: Lord.
LOCATION: HALEWOOD, MERSEYSIDE
CLIENT: INTERCITY JIS IN ASSOC W/ENGLISH PARTNERSEHIPS + SPEKE GARSTON DEVELOP/JAGUAR LAND ROVER
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN, MASTERPLANNING, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
The project features the 9m high Trinity Mirror sculpture that reflects the stunning neo-Gothic Trinity Church and reveals inscriptions on an anamorphic projection around its base.
- BRIDGEGATE PUBLIC REALM
Austin-Smith:Lord’s competition-winning design has completely rejuvenated the historic heart of this former New Town, with natural stone public realm, artworks and streetscape improvements being part of a wider £10m regeneration programme by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company and North Ayrshire Council.
The project features the 9m high Trinity Mirror sculpture that reflects the stunning neo-Gothic Trinity Church and reveals inscriptions on an anamorphic projection around its base. This artwork, coupled with a timeline, reveal aspects of the town’s long, interesting history and its identity developed in discussion with the townsfolk.
Austin-Smith:Lord worked closely with artists WAVE and lighting specialists dpa to incorporate public art and feature lighting into the redesign of Bridgegate.
Former Trinity Church bells, landform artworks and programmed feature lighting further enrich the experience and setting of the Bridgegate. The space is highly flexible and has immediately hosted farmers and Christmas markets, drawing people to the town centre.
I am delighted to see the successful completion of this outstanding project. Local people have been directly involved in the transformation, commenting on ideas and helping to shape the public art which is a central element of the refurbishment. Their involvement is core to the success of this regeneration project, which is about providing new opportunities for local people.
Margaret Burgess – MSP, on officially opening the project
CLIENT: IRVINE BAY REGENERATION COMPANY
SERVICE: LANDSCAPE, URBAN DESIGN, MASTERPLANNING
SECTOR: URBAN REGENERATION
CONTRACTOR: LAND ENGINEERING
ENGINEERS: O’CONNOR SUTTON CRONIN
LIGHTING CONSULTANT: DPA LIGHTING
COST CONSULTANT: NEILSON PARTNERSHIP
2014 BALI NATIONAL LANDSCAPE AWARD
2015 SCOTTISH PROPERTY AWARD; TOWN CENTRE REGENERATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR