Town redesign project makes Scottish Design Awards shortlist

A community-led design project in a Fife town has been nominated for a Scottish Design Award.

The Kincardine places for everyone project has been nominated in the future building or project category at the annual event.

Created by HarrisonStevens, the Edinburgh-based landscape architects and urban designers, the project aims to improve connectivity and circulation, the environment and people’s experience of the town.

It involves a ‘revitalised’ and ‘sustainable’ high street which aims to enhance commercial activity and a new link between the High Street and the long-distance Fife Coast route, which will utilise existing focal points within and around the town.

HarrisonStevens Landscape architect, Daniela Miler, said, “The Kincardine project demonstrates well what could be achieved by adopting a co-design process.  The scheme delivers a people-first approach to design following extensive involvement from the local community, who have been actively engaged since 2017, creating safe, attractive, and engaging spaces in the heart of the town.

“Being shortlisted in the Scottish Design Awards is recognition of our approach to community-led design and collaboration to create a great place and spaces for everyone.”

Judging will take place by a panel of experts and winners will be announced at the Scottish Design Awards ceremony on July 15.