UWS outlines plans for Hamilton ‘urban village’
October 16 2017planning in principle for up to 365 homes, hotel, refurbished office space, care home and retirement flats with complementary retail and restaurants.
A masterplan framework devised by Ironside Farrar on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council and University of the West of Scotland calls for wholesale redevelopment of the 7.5 acre town centre campus following the university’s relocation to an out of town technology park next year.
Fleshing out their approach at Hamilton Green Ironside Farrar wrote: “The proposed design strategy takes it’s cue from the former barracks use of the site to form a large rectangular public greenspace which provides the development with a clear central focus and the area with a civic greenspace.
“The principal / Almada St entrance to the development will take the form of a public space set back from the street and framed by apartment blocks with ground floor cafés and shops presenting strong frontages onto Almada St.”
Situated close to Hamilton West train station indicative plans place an emphasis on density, walkability and mixed-use with improved connections to the adjacent civic centre, centerpiece of which is the A-listed Lanark County Buildings.
Delivery of the full masterplan is expected to take at least 20 years.
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