Sheffield Waterways Regeneration Strategy

13 September 2006 | blog, place making, strategy, waterfronts

Tinsley Canal, Sheffield
Together with lead consultants yellow book, we have been commissioned by Sheffield City Council to prepare a strategy for the city’s waterways. The strategy will offer a compelling vision of the city of rivers. It will be an integrated strategy, linked to the wider policy agenda with a clear, prioritised action plan. It will emphasise partnership ownership and commitment, the need for a robust business case and be a persuasive advocacy document.
Industry beside the Tinsley Canal, SheffieldThe strategy will demonstrate the benefits to Sheffield which will result from regeneration including the socio-economic value of waterways in creating an attractive investment setting. We will provide a strategic holistic vision for waterways accompanied by an action plan with short, medium and long term options which enhance and build on existing successful projects. This will ensure that connectivity is maximised and that bio-diversity and wildlife corridors are an integral part of a wider strategy. It will justify the need for investment from partners in the public sector and private sector and clearly articulate the vision for the regeneration of Sheffield’s waterways.
River Don weir, SheffieldThe strategy will identify all other more detailed studies which need to be carried out across all of the waterways and it will act as an umbrella document to co-ordinate them. The message of the strategy needs to read clearly and not become lost in detail. The diversity of the waterways and local interests will be best served by detailed work which is in the main specifically focused at a more local level.

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.