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Kilsyth Town Centre Environmental Enhancement Strategy

 

Project Value: £2m
Client : North Lanarkshire Council
Design Stage: B
2005


Kilsyth Town Centre Environmental Enhancement Strategy:
City Architecture Office & City Design were commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council in 2005 to undertake a study of Kilsyth Town Centre to develop a framework for urban improvements.

Our analysis identified key routes, public spaces, development sites & uses. It also resulted in a proposed ‘Design code’ that could encompass a palette of materials, colours, lighting, fonts, & security solutions that may be suitable for using in the town centre.

The implementation of the strategy would improve the identity of the town centre and present a coherent streetscape that compliments the recently completed public realm works and emphasises the importance of high quality design. The improvement of Wynds and Closes that directly link to shopfronts and contribute to the public realm within the core shopping area are envisaged.

Local Loop Developments (LLDs) are proposed to support the modes of living emerging around the Knowledge Driven Economy. LLDs would allow the possibility of residential, retail and business within the same structure. It provides adaptable environments for working/ living patterns of the 21st century, promoting compact urban density with economic, environmental and community gain stimulating developer investment.

An access strategy improved links to walks within the surrounding countryside linking points of interest in the landscape. Circular walks originate from the town centre with existing routes upgraded to provide clear and accessible footpaths.



Kilsyth Town Centre Environmental Enhancement Strategy

 
Kilsyth Town Centre Environmental Enhancement Strategy
Kilsyth Town Centre Environmental Enhancement Strategy