• Shorehead, Leven - after

    This study involved the preparation of concept designs to upgrade the public realm and street environment of the town centre with supporting material to inform Fife Council’s investment proposals.

  • 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.


what we do

conceptual, strategic and development work in urbanism, strategic design, tourism, heritage and spatial planning


with whom

communities, agencies and individuals who provide value to civic society through improving quality of life, economy and environment



from city regions, sub-regions, cities, towns and neighbourhoods to rural areas and countryside, villages, hamlets, sites, plots and gardens



we work across the disciplines of architecture, urbanism, geography, landscape, economics and social sciences

Leven Town Centre – Concept Design Study

Fife Council appointed a WMUD team with Yellow Book Ltd and Janet Benton Landscape Architecture (now Benton Scott-Simmons) to undertake a study of Leven town centre. The study requirements set out in the brief specified, ‘the preparation of concept designs to upgrade the public realm and street environment of the town centre with supporting material […]

Port Dundas Charrette

This is the story of the Port Dundas Charrette held on 12-14 March 2014 at The Whisky Bond in Glasgow as seen through the eyes of social media. It was supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Canals and Glasgow City Council. The team was led by Kevin Murray Associates and Peter Brett Associates with design […]

Ecology and maths: generating the hyper-habitat

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 […]

Launch of crafts sector reports

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 […]

Derry City Walls

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 […]

Mapping the Crafts Sector in Southern Ireland

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 […]

The best of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud 2013

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 […]

Strathaven Town Centre – Design Principles and Proposals

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 […]

ICBAN Regional Strategic Framework

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 […]

Signature Project – Brodick Castle

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 + […]