Together with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Threesixty Architecture developed a Vision for the town of Stornoway.
The initial brief was complex, and in attempting to address multiple issues was in danger of creating a static masterplan with no clear strategy or inspiration. We reviewed the main issues at a contextual level, and through the fine-tuning of the initial brief, a concise and simple vision emerged. This vision centred around the development and enhancement of the waterfront and informed a fluid and accessible document that focused on strategies and implementation.
Community and Stakeholder Engagement was key to the study. Together, we graded our strategies by context and scale into four discrete levels: Extra Large, Large, Medium, and Small. Development at each level allowed distinct contextual ideas and specific content-driven approaches to take shape and as a result clear strategies that could be undertaken at varying scales of time and financial investment were defined. Some issues, such as the Deep Water Port, will take both time and investment, while other issues such as the signage on the library are an easy fix and a ‘quick win’ for the Vision, Stornoway and its people.