LUC was appointed by North Ayrshire Council to lead the £3m upgrade of Irvine High Street, part of their commitment to delivering the area-wide regeneration initiative Irvine Vision.
We designed a comprehensive upgrade of the High Street and Bank Street as well as several closes that link the High Street and Bank Street to the rest of the town centre.
Key objectives for the project were to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment by improving circulation, introducing traffic calming measures, widening footways, reducing street clutter and upgrading lighting to facilitate safer access through the town centre.
Our scheme celebrates Irvine’s heritage and references its close connection to the sea and river. The main streets seek to create a cohesive public realm, connecting recent developments at Bridgegate and the Town House. In the closes, the detailed design relates to each close’s history, helping to revitalise them in their own right and as connections into the town centre.
Services employed: Urban Design & Masterplanning