TGP in partnership with Cundall have prepared concept designs for Spey Street / Ruthven Street, Kingussie. This is part of the wider Connecting Kingussie project being undertaken on behalf of Kingussie Community Development Company and is Sustrans funded. The designs aim to improve the streetscape at the southern end of Gynack Gardens to create more pedestrian and cyclist friendly public realm space building on the current Gynackgate work at the north of the gardens.
TGP are happy that work has now started on Sylvania Way in Clydebank. We look forward to working in partnership with Civic Engineers and with West Dunbartonshire Council and the contractors RJ Macleod.
The £400,000 improvements at Sylvania Way South will include the introduction of new quality walkway surfaces, enhanced seating areas and the addition of trees and planters to improve the visual experience for shoppers.
The improvements, which are being funded by West Dunbartonshire Council alongside the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund as part of a contribution towards transformative investments to drive local economic activities and help town centres become more diverse and sustainable.
To read more about the project please visit the West Dunbarton website.
The construction of the Gordon and MacPhail multi-million pound distillery near Grantown is to begin – work at the site at Craggan had been due to start earlier this year but was delayed because of COVID-19.
TGP is continuing to support the design alongside Norr Architects and Cundell, having completed the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and masterplan design last year. The Site is located in the River Spey, within the Cairngorms National Park.
The design approach focused on delivery of a natural aesthetic, incorporating native woodland and parkland-style tree planting in combination with native wildflower meadow and marginal wetland areas to enhance existing habitats and exert a positive, lasting impact on the character of the surrounding valley. A high proportion of aspen tree planting is proposed as an ecological enhancement, consistent with the recommendations in the National Park’s Biodiversity Action Plan. A new network of footpaths within the Site provides recreational opportunities for visitors to experience the River Spey, as well as a link to the nearby settlement of Grantown-on-Spey.
The site covers a new distillery, visitor centre, warehouse and associated infrastructure and is being built by Gordon & MacPhail, who own Benromach Distillery at Forres.
TGP are delighted to be involved in the continuation of the design for the HALO.
The HALO Kilmarnock is a £63m brownfield urban regeneration project on a 23-acre site, formerly the home of Johnnie Walker, the world’s leading Scotch whisky.
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.
Through the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Hub, we will collaborate with our partner Scottish Power to create an industry leading cyber and digital training and learning facility, establishing the HALO at the forefront of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – the digital revolution.
Gynackgate is a Cycle Friendly Kingussie project looking to help make cycling and walking safer and more accessible in Kingussie. A new direct link from Gynack Park to Kingussie Primary School is set to be established, as well as improvements to Gynack Park which will allow it to serve as a hub for National Cycle Network Route 7 and the recently extended Speyside Way. The project is being led by Kingussie Community Development Company, with support provided via Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme. Design proposals, provided by TGP Landscape Architects, include new seating arrangements and an accessible plaza for the park where locals can host and promote community events. The project is now moving towards the implementation phase and will be the first community-led Places for Everyone funded project to be delivered so far in Scotland.
TGP have recently completed design and management proposals for a former Victorian hunting lodge on the estate of Auchenames in Ayrshire. This was one of TGP’s first design projects in the mid-nineties and to revisit the project with design proposals has been an interesting process while staying true to the original concepts for house surrounds, woodland walks and walled garden. Thanks to the contractor Steve Deas at the Landscape and Forestry Services Scotland Ltd.