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Dumbarton Rock & Castle Charrette

In February 2015, Kevin Murray Associates was commissioned to facilitate and report on the Anderson Bell Christie-led charrette examining the area around Dumbarton Rock and Castle, including the River Leven waterfront. The charrette client was West Dunbartonshire Council, with support from Historic Scotland and the Scottish Government, but of course the ultimate client would be […]

Aberdeen City Talks

Photo credit: Norman Adams, Aberdeen City Council As part of the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan consultation process, Kevin Murray Associates and BDP organised a series of City Talk Series with Aberdeen City Council. The series of talks invited experts from other cities to share their experiences of changing their city with a public audience, followed […]

Glasgow University REPR MSc 2015: Port Dundas Spatial Planning

The 2014-2015 REPR Masters students at Glasgow University studied the Port Dundas-Sighthill area as part of their Spatial Planning group project. Led by Amin Kamete and Kevin Murray, this work entailed analysing and devising a plan for this area to the north of the city centre, currently subject to several initiatives of regenerative change. The […]

Firhill-Hamiltonhill Charrette

Kevin Murray Associates were commissioned by Scottish Canals and their partners to facilitate the Applecross-Firhill-Hamiltonhill-Woodside Charrette, or as it came to be known, “What Floats Your Boat?” Charrette. We worked alongside the charrette design team of LUC, LDN architects, AECOM and Envirocentre to programme a charrette event that took in a wide area around the […]

Royston Vision and Strategy

The Rosemount Development Trust, on behalf of the wider Royston Strategy Group of local partners, appointed a team led by Kevin Murray Associates with Willie Miller Urban Design and Benton-Scott Simmons to prepare a comprehensive vision and strategy for Royston as a place, integrating the social, economic and environmental elements. This strategy is to be […]

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2014

As the culmination of the RTPI’s 2014 Awards for Planning Excellence, the main ceremony was held at the Shaw Theatre in Euston, London. Kevin was compering, following a long line of media personalities and newsreaders who had performed the role previously. Given the centenary year, there were a number of links to early planning and […]

Haddenham Airfield Consultation

Lands Improvement Holdings (LIH) commissioned KMA to run a set of community-facing design workshops for land on the edge of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. This was part of the process for nominating the site as a potential allocation for housing in the Haddenham Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan. The site that LIH holds in Haddenham has an interesting […]

Inverness Cultural Centre: An Exploratory Conversation

In May 2014 Kevin Murray Associates were commissioned by Highlife Highland and the Highland Council to facilitate a community discussion on the prospect of a cultural centre in Inverness. The brief was to lead the session based on the first principles that the evening would explore a culture-led town centre regeneration project that was multi-use […]

Port Dundas Charrette

Port Dundas was another of the charrettes in the Scottish Government’s Mainstreaming Programme with KMA acting as the joint team lead with Peter Brett Associates alongside the team of Willie Miller Urban Design, Benton Scott-Simmons and Turner Townsend. The aim of the charrette was to formulate a planning and development framework that would subsequently form […]

Review of the Strategic Development Plans in Scotland

In October 2013, a team from KMA and the University of Glasgow were commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake a review of the Strategic Development Plans and their ‘fitness for purpose’. Vincent Goodstadt advised our team, drawing on his extensive experience of strategic planning and his role in helping establishing the current Scottish model. […]