Forth and Clyde Canal – Kilsyth Framework

Forth and Clyde Canal – Kilsyth Framework

North Lanarkshire Council have commissioned a team led by yellow book with WMUD and Kevin Murray Associates to devise a strategy for the upgrading and management of a short section of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Kilsyth – the Kilsyth Framework. This section of canal is part of the Millennium Link…

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Renfrew Town Centre – Design and Traffic Study

Renfrew Town Centre – Design and Traffic Study

This proposal was submitted in response to an invitation from Renfrewshire Council requesting proposals for the preparation of Design Proposals and Guidance for Renfrew Town Centre and Renfrew Riverside Urban Extension – a Renfrew Town Centre – Design and Traffic study.

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Custom House Square Belfast: assessment

Custom House Square Belfast: assessment

We were appointed by the Laganside Corporation with Douglas Wheeler Associates and Crothers Chartered Surveyors to investigate and examine potential leisure and visitor development opportunities to establish an attractive destination to enliven Customs House Square Belfast.

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Ashington Public Realm Design Guide

Ashington Public Realm Design Guide

We have been appointed by Wansbeck District Council to produce a Public Realm Design Guide together with improvement schemes for Ashington. The significance of the proposed study goes beyond producing a new design for a square or improving the quality of public realm throughout the town centre…

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Brownlow Development Framework, Northern Ireland

Brownlow Development Framework, Northern Ireland

Together with lead consultants Drew Mackie Associates with Doran Consulting and Osborne King, we have been commissioned by Craigavon Borough Council in Northern Ireland to prepare a framework for the Brownlow area, providing a conceptual structure for the promotion,…

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Laganside Corporation Term Contract

Laganside Corporation Term Contract

WMUD is part of a team providing three year term consultancy for regeneration, architecture, urban design and traffic management consultancy services to the Laganside Corporation in Belfast. The contract is led by FaberMaunsell and includes Manogue Architects, Mackel & Doherty Architects

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Forrestburn International Motor Racing Circuit

Forrestburn International Motor Racing Circuit

Between 1992 and 1997, efforts were made to build an international standard motor racing circuit in Central Scotland at Forrestburn Reservoir just north of Junction 5 on the M8 Glasgow to Edinburgh motorway. The proposal attracted support and derision in equal measure. The choice of site ensured …

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Regeneration of Laurieston Gorbals, Glasgow

Regeneration of Laurieston Gorbals, Glasgow

Together with lead consultants Kevin Murray Associates, we have been commissioned by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Communities Scotland to investigate and consider options for the regeneration of Laurieston Gorbals. Although the Gorbals has been the subject…

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Drumchapel Environmental Vision: advocating environmental change

Drumchapel Environmental Vision: advocating environmental change

This study has been commissioned by the Drumchapel Environment Trust (DET) and DRUMCOG. The study area is defined by the boundary of the Drumchapel Social Inclusion Partnership (SIP) area, a substantial area of northwest Glasgow stretching in the south from Great Western Road north…

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Byres Road and Partick Centres, Glasgow

Byres Road and Partick Centres, Glasgow

Together with lead consultants Halcrow Group Ltd, Kevin Murray Associates and Jones Lang la Salle, we have been appointed by Glasgow City Council to produce an Action Plan for the Byres Road/Partick area of the City. The aim of the study is to sustain these centres by providing high quality…

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Church Wharf, Bolton – Urban Renaissance

Church Wharf, Bolton – Urban Renaissance

The Church Wharf area of Bolton (approximately 3 hectares or 7.5 acres) and located on a major radial route is identified in the Unitary Development Plan and in the Approved Land Use Proposals 1999 as being suitable for redevelopment as a mixed use area. The site is considered by the Council…

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Walking Routes in Straiton: the economic impact

Walking Routes in Straiton: the economic impact

Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire have appointed us to carry out an assessment of the economic impact that has been achieved by the Ayrshire Paths project, focusing specifically on the village of Straiton in South Ayrshire and the Walking Routes in Straiton. Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire, with the support of local Councils…

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North Belfast Environmental Improvements

North Belfast Environmental Improvements

We have been commissioned by the North Belfast Area Partnership to develop a methodology, including identification of target areas and activities, to improve the attractiveness of the physical environment of North Belfast. Economic change, redevelopment, depopulation…

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Motherwell, Ravenscraig and Wishaw Action Plan

Motherwell, Ravenscraig and Wishaw Action Plan

This report was commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council to provide context for consideration of an outline planning application for the redevelopment of the Ravenscraig site, including the creation of a new town centre. The brief calls for a strategic view of the future roles of Motherwell …

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Nelson Town Centre: a new civic space

Nelson Town Centre: a new civic space

We have been commissioned by the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, to prepare initial design ideas for a new civic space/urban square in Nelson Town Centre and to extend and develop a programme of public realm improvements in the town centre. This work is part of the Regeneration Strategy for Pendle…

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Central Workington Development Strategy

Central Workington Development Strategy

Working with lead consultants RDHS (now ConsultCIH) and Shared Intelligence, we are responsible for the development of a spatial framework which will play a major role in generating and structuring opportunities for private sector investment – effectively stimulating and accelerating market interest…

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The role of local communities in regeneration

The role of local communities in regeneration

The role of local communities in regeneration is crucial to long term sustainability. If local people are involved in the preparation of plans they are likely to feel a greater sense of ownership in the eventual outcome. The status and practice of community involvement has changed markedly over the last five years…

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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.