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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. […]

Bowling Basin Charrette

The Scottish Government Charrette Mainstreaming programme for 2013-14 included charrettes by Scottish Canals in 3 different locations, and KMA were involved in all three. At Bowling Basin, KMA were the charrette facilitators and reporters as part of a team comprising Michael Laird Architects, Rankin Fraser Landscape Architects, Arup and RSP. The charrette was held in […]

Glasgow University REPR MSc 2014: Glasgow City West

This year’s spatial planning class investigated the issues around the western edge of Glasgow city centre, mimicking a real life project undertaken by Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council. The area included the International Financial Services District (IFSD), the land under and west of the motorway and Kingston Bridge, as well as the sites around […]

Glasgow City Centre West Development Framework

Under the M8, outside Anderston Station. Kevin Murray Associates were part of a team, led by Hypostyle Architects, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council to produce a development framework for Glasgow’s City Centre West. The study area is a large part of the western city centre, running from Central Station to the M8, […]

Signature Project Brodick – The National Trust for Scotland

In December 2012 a consortium led by Kevin Murray Associates – including Willie Miller Urban Design, The Burrell Company, Janet Benton Landscape (now Benton Scott-Simmons), James Fraser Tourism, ruralDimensions, WSP and Turner and Townsend – were commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland to undertake a spatial masterplan to unlock, co-ordinate and reveal the many […]

Glasgow University REPR MSc 2013: Govan

This year’s Spatial Planning Strategy project, which Kevin led with Amine Kamete, involved devising a strategy for the historic Govan neighbourhood of Glasgow. With ancient roots dating from before Viking times, Govan underwent rapid growth in the 19th century, but equally rapid decline with the collapse of shipbuilding and other industry in the later 20th […]

NPF3: Stirling Workshop

In January 2013, the Scottish Government hosted a workshop to update and engage a wide range of stakeholders in the progress of the National Planning Framework (NPF3). Facilitated by Kevin Murray of KMA, the event was opened by Derek McKay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning, who encouraged participants to think ambitiously about the […]

Glasgow University REPR MSc 2012: Port Dundas

As part of their Spatial Planning Strategies project, Kevin took the international group of MSc students around the Port Dundas and Sighthill areas in February, to gain an appreciation of the complexities of the challenge. Although the weather was bleak, the students learnt about the scale, connectivity and environmental challenges, including advice from regeneration specialists […]