31 January 2016
Green Infrastructure and Sharing Economy
The 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan: Business Development Advisor
This an initiative developed through stakeholder involvement to reduce the impact of visitor pressure and anti-social behaviour on local communities and the environment while realising the tourist potential of the 5 Lochs area in the north east of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. DWA undertook an assessment of the emerging proposals for a range of sites and made recommendations on how to maximise income. As a result of the initiative the initial improved visitor facilities to help stimulate the rural economy have already been provided in the Loch Lubnaig area. At the south end site, there are now clearly marked car parking bays, picnic benches and barbeque sites. At the north end car park, a contemporary designed building with toilets, a small kiosk and a fresh water supply. There are also opportunities for semi-formal camping and two parking pitches for motorhomes.
North Foreshore Environmental Resource Recovery Park, Belfast: business plan for an innovative and to be internationally recognised environmental resource recovery park on a former landfill site
Energetica: Economic development input to the sub-regional placemaking guide covering the coastal corridor from Bridge of Don on the outskirts of Aberdeen northwards to Peterhead that focuses on the themes of environment, economy and quality of life. With team lead Willie Miller Urban Design & Planning.
Glasgow Greenhouse: Market research and feasibility study for Glasgow’s first purpose built ‘green’ business centre: a 40,000 sq ft building to provide 34 office and workspace units, training and education facility for SE Glasgow.
Digital Media Quarter: Pacific Quay Glasgow: Sector market research to identify property requirements, feasibility, concept development and implementation advice for SE Glasgow.
North Tyne Bank Scoping Study: : Specialist market research on subsea, fabrication, shipbuilding and offshore decommissioning sub sectors to identify land, infrastructure and premises requirements for Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and One North East.
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