INTERREG II: Urban Design Casebook

INTERREG II: Urban Design Casebook

We assisted EDAW in the production of an Urban Design Casebook analysing the success (or otherwise) of a range of recently conceived or completed projects as part of the Cities Divided by Rivers INTERREG II Study. The projects were at Brindley Place, Birmingham, Butler’s Wharf, London, Carlton Place…

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St Andrew’s College, Bearsden: feasibility study

St Andrew’s College, Bearsden: feasibility study

In January 2000, EDAW and Drivers Jonas were commissioned by Dunbartonshire Enterprise (DE), East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC) and the University of Glasgow, to undertake feasibility study into alternative uses for St Andrew’s College, Bearsden. The College site is due to become available…

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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Investment Strategy

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Investment Strategy

The village of Newbiggin, in common with many other traditional coastal resorts in the UK, has suffered decline over the last twenty years. The purpose of this work was to produce a clear Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Investment Strategy for sustainable regeneration based on a…

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A Development Strategy for East Bank, Belfast

A Development Strategy for East Bank, Belfast

Working with EDAW on their framework agreement with the Laganside Corporation, we were asked to produce a A Development Strategy for East Bank, Belfast area comprising the Howden Sirocco Works, Short Strand, Bridge End and Middlepath Street and the entire waterfront…

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Structure, process, product in urban design

Structure, process, product in urban design

Over the last decade Urban Design in the UK has become almost synonymous with ‘Big Architecture’. The people who have made the Urban Design headlines are almost exclusively architects. The profession has become very “product” oriented and proposals are increasingly…

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Dundee Central Waterfront – frameworks for change

Dundee Central Waterfront – frameworks for change

Dundee City Council appointed a team led by EDAW including Oscar Faber, Ryden and WMUD to develop a strategic framework for the Central Waterfront at Dundee. The site does not have a street system or grain in the traditional sense; rather it is a spatially disaggregated collection of…

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Dancing while standing still: an orgy of partnership building

Dancing while standing still: an orgy of partnership building

“Dancing while standing still” was first published in Environment and Health News from UNED-UK Issue 9 Special Conference Edition The last few years have seen an orgy of partnership building in the UK. The government’s urge towards “joined up thinking”has led to a swathe…

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Place character, landscape and motor sport

Place character, landscape and motor sport

As many older circuits become increasingly unsuitable for environmental, planning and safety reasons, there is a need for a new generation of tracks which offer improved access and environmental fit as well as better spectator and safety facilities. It is likely that these circuits will be developed…

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Bathtubs, hoovers and dustbins: modelling local economies

Bathtubs, hoovers and dustbins: modelling local economies

This paper is a summary of a talk given to the Rural Forum Scotland. It describes a way of looking at localities which is useful in working with local communities and which allows the often abstruse subject of economics to be discussed by local people as well as professionals.

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Leeman Road, York: an urban design framework

Leeman Road, York: an urban design framework

EDAW were commissioned by York City Council, Network Rail and others to produce a regeneration framework for the railway yards and surrounding land at Leeman Road in York. We were part of the consultant team and generated the spatial analysis and urban design framework for the site.

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Catrine Village, Ayrshire: environmental improvements

Catrine Village, Ayrshire: environmental improvements

This was a study for Enterprise Ayrshire of improvements carried out in Catrine Village, Ayrshire over the last ten years. The study focused on the relationship between environmental improvements, economic support for local companies and the community’s impressions …

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Scottish Motor Sport Initiative, Duns: a feasibility study

Scottish Motor Sport Initiative, Duns: a feasibility study

A study for Scottish Borders Enterprise in association with Mackay Consultants of Inverness. This work examined the feasibility of proposals for a visitor attraction based on the heritage of Scottish motor sport in and around Duns. The principal part of the proposal was for a new museum based…

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Restoration of the Greenock Cut: restoration feasibility study

Restoration of the Greenock Cut: restoration feasibility study

We have been commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to carry out a feasibility study of the restoration of the Greenock Cut. The brief for this work stated that the overall aim of the study was “to produce a development plan for the restoration and enhancement of…

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Tourism and Motor Sport in Ayrshire: a new direction

Tourism and Motor Sport in Ayrshire: a new direction

We were commissioned by Enterprise Ayrshire to undertake a study of the potential contribution which could be made by Tourism and Motor Sport in Ayrshire towards the tourism effort in the area. This was intended to be a broadly based study which investigated the…

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Teesside International Circuit: a feasibility study

Teesside International Circuit: a feasibility study

Goosepool or RAF Middleton St George airfield opened as a Bomber Command station in 1941. After the war, the aerodrome served various squadrons and units but the RAF left the station in 1964. Two years later, the aerodrome was reopened in 1966 as a civil airport. The airfield was …

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Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb: design and implementation

Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb: design and implementation

Design and implementation of a 1030m hill climb track as part of a proposed international motor racing complex near Kirk o’ Shotts in Central Scotland. Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb is the first purpose built speed hill climb track to be built in the United Kingdom since the construction of the facility at Brooklands…

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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.

Funeral arrangements

Willie’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 26th January at 3.45pm. The service will be live-streamed, and all his friends, colleagues, clients and students are welcome to attend by logging in as follows:

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