During 2013 we used network analysis on a number of projects including Mapping the Crafts Sector in Southern Ireland as well as in town centre proposals for Leven and Dumbarton which will be written up later. We have also used mathematical formulae on urban design projects to experiment with intensity of use. The 7 Lochs […]
The aim of the project was to create a vision for the redevelopment of the Castle site as a shared space in the town. This is a community endorsed development plan for the site which is practical and deliverable.
The aim of the Project was to explore the contested history that the City Walls represent and to present the Walls as a present-day, international, national and local heritage asset, with the potential to unite rather than separate people
This Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP) for Kilmarnock was commissioned by the Make it Kilmarnock Board and in the autumn of 2010, and funded by East Ayrshire Council and Diageo. Its focus was on the central area of the town, in and around the town centre, and including the Diageo site, generating a forward-looking, yet deliverable vision.
This Town Centre Action Plan was produced during 2010-2011 by Development and Regeneration Services with support from Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership and a consultancy team including Kevin Murray Associates, WMUD, Nick Wright Planning and MVA, working with the local community, including community groups, businesses, young people and key agencies.
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News Item: Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D., launched two reports that outline recommendations for significantly developing the craft sector in Ireland which provides vital employment in local economies throughout the country and generates an output of almost half a billion euros. Plans for the integration of a craft strategy […]
The Holywell Trust, a Derry-based community organization with a peace and reconciliation ethos, is implementing the City Walls Heritage Project, a programme of activities engaging people with the heritage of Derry’s Walls. The aim of the Project is to fully explore the contested history that the City Walls represent and to celebrate Derry’s Walls as […]
In October 2012, WMUD was appointed together with Yellow Book and Drew Mackie by a consortium of five Local Development Companies and the Crafts Council for Ireland to carry out a cultural mapping study of the craft sectors in West Cork, Ballyhoura, South Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford. The objectives of the study were to: map […]
For the last five years, I have published a daily image on Tumblr under the banner of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud. This started out as a collection of images that I wanted to keep for easy reference – a sort of Pinterest before its time – but I developed a curiosity about the popularity of certain […]
We were appointed, together with RankinFraser Landscape Architects, Hamilton-Baillie Associates and Peter Drummond Architects, to develop the ideas set out in the 2010 study of Strathaven Town Centre by Kevin Murray Associates. The work was commissioned by the Rural Development Trust representing a number of organisations and local people of Strathaven. The brief The brief for […]
In September 2011, KPMG were appointed by the Irish Cross Border Area Network (ICBAN) to prepare a Regional Strategic Framework. The team included Colin Stutt Consulting, WMUD, Ecorys, RPD and Raymond Burke Consulting. WMUD was responsible for the spatial aspects of the analysis and strategy. The Purpose of the Regional Strategic Framework (RSF) This Regional […]
In December 2012 a consortium led by Kevin Murray Associates was appointed by the National Trust for Scotland to undertake masterplanning consultancy services in relation to Signature Project Brodick, a major project being developed for the NTS estate as a whole on Arran. The team included WMUD as strategic designers and masterplanners. Heritage, environment + […]
In December 2012, Fife Council commissioned a consultant team led by yellow book with WMUD, Ryden and Nick Wright Planning to produce a regeneration masterplan for the Hillend & Donibristle Industrial Estate (HADIE). The Council’s brief noted that HADIE, like a number of other industrial estates in Fife, is “ageing and not fit for purpose” […]
Helensburgh Community Woodlands Group is an active community organisation that aims to manage local woodlands for community benefit. It was established in 2004 by a group of local residents concerned at the potential loss of nearby woodland to housing development. They operate under a formal and democratic constitution and currently have about 60 members, concentrated […]