Greenock Town Centre Charrette & Masterplan

Greenock Charrette

In 2015, ri was successful with an application to the Scottish Government to assist with a funding for a Charrette for Port Glasgow town centre, through its charrette Mainstreaming Programme 2015-16. A charrette is an intensive consultation that engages local people in the design of their community. The fundamental aims in Greenock were to involve local residents, businesses and stakeholders in planning the future of the town centre

Riverside Inverclyde and Inverclyde Council sponsored the charrette and a design team led by Austin Smith:Lord (urban designers and architects) and Douglas Wheeler Associates Ltd (economic regeneration specialists), with Ryden (property consultants), WAVEparticle (artists/facilitators), Gerry Grams (architect and urban designer) and Transport Planning commissioned to facilitate the charrette.

Planning and the design workshops were held in the Saloon at Greenock Town Hall over a three day period running from Wednesday 2nd March to Friday 4th March 2016 with a final exhibition in the Oak Mall on Saturday 5th March 2016 and a report back session in the Saloon at Town Hall on 10th March 2016. Over this period the public, designers and specialists worked together, 'hands on', to prepare a shared vision, masterplan, development framework and regeneration action plan for Greenock Town Centre, with local people's ideas translated into plans and drawings.

DOCUMENT LINK: Greenock Charrette Executive Summary

The Greenock Charrette Main Report is available upon request. Please contact: for a copy.