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Helensburgh Pierhead masterplan set for approval

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November 23 2012

Helensburgh Pierhead masterplan set for approval
A £10m masterplan for the redevelopment of Helensburgh’s Pierhead is expected to be given the greenlight by Argyll & Bute councillors, concluding a consultation process that began in January 2011.

The ambitious plans, penned by Gareth Hoskins Architects, would transform the waterfront through addition of new retail options, a swimming pool, leisure centre and landscaped public space as well as flood defence improvements.

It also calls for redevelopment of the former Hermitage Academy site, allowing for provision of new homes for Dunbritton Housing Association.

Argyll & Bute Council have made the full masterplan available to view online.

2 Comments

Kitt
#1 Posted by Kitt on 23 Nov 2012 at 16:48 PM
So the pier is a carpark?
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 23 Nov 2012 at 19:06 PM
The full masterplan looks great- hope it works out well for the town: the use of decent materials and imaginative design are of course key. My only reservation is that Helensburgh is more or less a suburb in the Glasgow commuter belt- a fairly affluent one at that- why then are Argyll & Bute spending so much on the town?
Personally I would rather see it spent on places that are close to deprivation and in more remote locations such as Campbelltown or Tarbert- or somewhere like Rothesay that has one of the great built architectural legacy's in Scotland: let us save the great heritage we have, and even where we can, improve upon it.

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