Further recognition for Helensburgh regeneration project

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THE transformation of Helensburgh’s town centre public realm has received more recognition after being shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award.

Designed by Austin-Smith:Lord, the regeneration project, which forms part of Argyll and Bute Council’s CHORD initiative, was created to “improve economic activity and enhance the visitor experience in the town by creating attractive, usable and flexible public space which can also support community events, festivals and markets”.

Features include an ‘Outdoor Museum’ in Colquhoun Square and the redevelopment of all of the principal surrounding streets and the West Bay Esplanade.
The project has been shortlisted in the Public Realm/Landscaping category of the Scottish Design Awards and follows other high-profile nominations in the RIAS/RIBA Awards 2016, the RICS Awards 2016, the FX International Design Awards, the Civic Trust Awards and the Scottish Property Awards.

Graham Ross, Austin-Smith:Lord Partner, said, “We are thrilled with the national recognition this transformational project in Helensburgh has received. Community consultation was key to the project so these short-listings recognise both the vision of Argyll and Bute Council’s dynamic CHORD regeneration project as well as the hopes and ideas of the local community.”