TGP Landscape Architects have been commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council to design new public realm for Gibraltar Street, Oban (the pedestrian link between the town centre and Tesco). The vision behind the public realm improvement is to provide a bright, contemporary gateway into the town centre, improving access and encouraging people to shop local. Concept designs were presented at a local exhibition as part of a public engagement event at Gibraltar Street on 9 June 2022. We received some great feedback from the public and interesting ideas to feed into our design process.
TGP Landscape Architects were commissioned by Artisan Real Estate to develop landscape design proposals as part of their carbon-friendly mixed-use development proposals at 65 – 97 Ingram Street in the Merchant City, Glasgow. The proposals seek to contribute to a high-quality development that meets the needs and aspirations of the local residents, and simultaneously impacts positively to the surrounding streetscape and green network, as experienced by wider members of the community and visitors/tourists.
Key design elements include high quality and inclusive external spaces, interactive elements in relation to natural systems, the introduction of public art and the embedding of the site into the wider urban fabric.
TGP exhibited our 3A’s Grantown public realm design options at a well-attended public and stakeholder event in Grantown on Spey on behalf of the Grantown Society. As well as 3A’s Grantown, other local projects and initiatives were displayed including the existing local walks such as the Dava Way group and Dulnain Bridge Sustrans Projects.
The afternoon exhibition was followed by an evening event hosted by the Grantown Society, which discussed the opportunities and constraints impacting upon the delivery and long-term management of Community led access projects. TGP participated in the questions and answers session during and after the presentations which, like the afternoon exhibition, was really well attended in the face of the present Covid outbreak in the area.
The TGP exhibition boards are now to be found in the library and comments on the presented options are most welcome. In addition, our 3A’s Grantown virtual exhibition is being updated to include the design options, with comments welcomed to help the further development of the preferred options.
The virtual exhibition can be found at https://aaagrantown.squarespace.com
Big thanks to Crawford at Mabbett for support with the virtual exhibition
The HALO Kilmarnock was extremely proud to take home the award for Best Regeneration Project at last night’s Scottish Property Awards in Glasgow. TGP are delighted that the Halo Kilmarnock project has won this award and was a privilege to be part of the Design Team.
The Scottish Property Awards, a national celebration of the real estate industry in Scotland, and its judges have recognised the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre for transforming a deprived urban site through the delivery of a mixed-use property development which has environmentally improved the local area while generating a positive economic and social impact.
The HALO Kilmarnock is 13 years in the making with a vision for a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter where people can ‘Live, Work, Learn and Play’. The HALO will provide a sustainable community approach to a mixed-use development powered by electricity with a net zero carbon footprint.
TGP is delighted to announce Glasgow City Council’s planning committee has awarded planning permission in principle for the redevelopment for up to 300 homes at Carmyle in Glasgow. The allocated Greenfield site had been promoted through the wider Community Growth Area.
TGP in partnership with ARM Architects were commissioned by AS Carmyle to undertake a development masterplan for the site. The scale and density of future development was considered as part of the design process, influenced by site relationship to surrounding built form, tree cover and topography. The landscape treatments on site aimed to; maximise green space for residents, ensure green corridors connect with all green spaces and with the river, retain and improve existing vegetation wherever possible. This landscape led approach introduced large areas of green space and informal parkland to integrate housing with existing urban edge and provided a framework for the development proposals.
Simpsons Malt has submitted the planning application to Moray Council for its proposed state-of-the-art Maltings on the outskirts of Rothes. The proposal includes a processing plant, silos and sheds. TGP Landscape Architects in collaboration with Bidwells prepared a Landscape and Visual Assessment to support the EIA submission, assisting in the design development of the facility and associated landscape mitigation measures. Following the period of consultation, the application will be considered and decided by Moray Council’s Planning Committee.