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Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement

Client
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Project Description

This public realm project delivers an imaginative new urban space to provide a new centrepiece for the High Street, improving connectivity and legibility, capturing community aspiration and offering a distinctive, local new sense of place complimentary to the historic townscape, building assemblages and place quality of Lockerbie.

Lockerbie is an internationally recognised Scottish town (synonymous with the Pan Am disaster) with a proud and active community and a rich cultural and social heritage. Like many traditional small market towns, Lockerbie's role has changed significantly over time with major restructuring of the regional economy and a shift in shopping, travel and economic patterns affecting its viability and vitality. A community charrette established investment in a new town square as priority for regeneration.

A new civic meeting space has been formed to the front of the Town Hall, celebrating this landmark building and junction of routes forms a pivotal point of the town. West-facing it provides a sunny and attractive space for people to congregate and conduct public discourse. Ironside Farrar developed a brief and worked in close collaboration with the public artist (David Annan) to develop public art proposals to enrich the new space and celebrate the town's distinctiveness. The heritage associated with Sheep Fairs and Lockerbie's agricultural past (Scotland's largest lamb fair) is celebrated with a 'breakaway' flock of sheep (Cheviots) seemingly wandering down this traditional drovers’ road en route to market.


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the Helix Park, Kelpies Canal Hub Plaza
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm. Town Hall Externals
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm. Cheviot Sheep sculptures by David Annan
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm. Inlaid text paving detail.
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm. Streetscape Improvements.
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm. Proposal Drawing.
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement
Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm. Sketch Vision