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Scottish Pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies
A+DS : Scottish Pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies
9 Feb 2007
Architecture and Design Scotland Regeneration
A+DS to support Scotland’s 6 Pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies
Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) has teamed up with the Scottish Executive Development Department to drive forward the design agenda with the six (6) Pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs).
The three year Framework Agreement will allow a dedicated programme of work under the People and Place Regeneration Policy Statement, thereby raising the level of ambition and design quality throughout the URC areas.
Through A+DS’s Enabling Programme, dedicated, hands-on assistance to the URCs and their partners will be provided. Up to 200 days of assistance will be provided by a team of built environment experts from a variety of professions and fields. Assistance and guidance will be provided on:
– Strategic design decisions, including: policy preparation, engaging with development
partners, and procuring supporting design services, and
– Project design decisions, including: client management of design processes,
masterplanning and site development briefs, and the selection and management of design teams engaged in strategic or site specific projects.
Raymond Young – Chair of Architecture and Design Scotland – said:
“A+DS is committed to ensuring that regeneration activities seek to deliver high quality built environments that meet community aspirations and provide a lasting legacy for the achievement of broad scale environmental, economic and social objectives. We are delighted to work with the Development Department in supporting the URCs and their partners in delivering this important work. It will allow us to work collaboratively at various levels from the establishment of strategic direction through to site development decisions.”
Deputy Communities Minister Des McNulty said:
“Good design is an essential part of building sustainable communities, creating good quality environments in which people want to live. This project is about using the best available expertise and skills through Architecture and Design Scotland to support our six urban regeneration companies by providing the advice and support that can help the Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs) deliver design quality locally.”
Pathfinder Urban Regeneration PR: Architecture and Design Scotland – 090207
A+DS’s Enabling Panel will be used to provide assistance to the URCs and their partners.
Pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies
The six URC’s:
. Irvine Bay
. Riverside Inverclyde
. Clyde Gateway
. Clydebank Rebuilt
Link: Architecture + Design Scotland – Scottish Architecture Policy
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Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) is a non departmental public body, established by the Scottish Executive in April 2005 as the national champion for good architecture, design and planning in the built environment. A+DS has a wide and proactive role in advocating the benefits of good design through Research, Enabling and Review activities.
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