Proposals for a waterfront walk in Stornoway have been shortlisted in Scotland’s
FutureTowns Design Competition.
Identified as Stornoway’s “greatest asset” in a plan developed earlier this year
by 360 Architecture the waterfront walk offers the potential to creating connections
throughout the town and its surrounding areas.
Stornoway has grown up around its harbour and historically the town had an accessible
waterfront with strong connections through the town centre.
The proposals connect existing developments and strengths in the town, and open up
opportunities for new development in currently under-appreciated areas.
These connections aim to fortify a sense of place and identity, making Stornoway
more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, and providing positive opportunities
for visitors, residents and businesses.
Visual and surface links would be used to create clear and defined access routes.
Where the path intersects connections from the town, viewing platforms placed along
the waterfront edge would create destinations and areas for activity.
Donald Crichton, chairman of the council’s sustainable development committee said:
“We are delighted that Stornoway has been shortlisted in this competition.
“This is a great platform from which to promote our positive vision for the development
of the town, and we look forward to further development and implementation of the
proposals in the Stornoway Masterplan.”
A public voteis being held during Scotland’s Towns Week until Sunday.
Stornoway shortlisted in future town design competition
20 November 2017
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