Crumlin and Randalstown Masterplans

28 November 2006 | blog, frameworks, neighbourhood, place making, small towns, strategy

Randalstown - former railway bridge over the River Maine

We have been commissioned by Antrim Borough Council to produce masterplans for the towns of Crumlin and Randalstown. The aim of the study is to identify an appropriate framework for an integrated approach to ensure the future sustainable development of both settlements. The strategies should provide separate robust and flexible blueprints for the two towns and address their relationship to Antrim town itself.
Former mill buildings at Randalstown
The Terms of Reference for the Crumlin and Randalstown Masterplans identifies a number of specific objectives. The plans have to bring forward realistic proposals that will help achieve a vision for the physical, structural and economic regeneration of both settlements in the context of local strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. The plans should identify derelict, vacant and underused and inefficiently used land and buildings, assess their development potential and make recommendations for their future use or relocation.

Main Street, Crumlin

Main Street, Crumlin
In addition to this, the masterplans should assess the potential for riverside development (Randalstown: River Maine & Crumlin River) including Council owned amenity land and physical linkages between parts of the urban area. They should illustrate how the towns can be developed and set out the key actions required by the private and public sectors to achieve this. It is necessary to demonstrate how linkages between the core retail areas and adjacent residential areas can be improved including proposals for improved pedestrian and vehicular access with particular attention to appropriate provision for persons with disabilities.

We are working with Douglas Wheeler Associates and Doran Consulting on this study.

Randalstown Analysis

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Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.