May 23, 2018
City & Land
West Highland Way
West Highland Way
We are delighted to have been awarded Planning permission for our regeneration project of the start of the West Highland Way. Working closely with the community and the Milngavie BID we have developed an architectural installation to help depict the landmarks along the world famous walk. The full press release can be seen here:
The Milngavie start of the famous long-distance trail, the West Highland Way, is set for a significant revamp this summer.
WHW project will include a main structure running down the ramp from the precinct, which will feature 12 corten steel pre-rusted panels that will be laser fretted to highlight some of the most interesting and memorable sights of the trail that leads to Fort William.
These will be supported by 96 wooden posts to represent the total mileage of the long-distance route.
A welcome panel under the existing arch will offer a new backdrop for the many visitors who come to walk or cycle the route and a new information panel will be installed.
The initiative is being driven forward by Milngavie BID, in conjunction with other local individuals and groups. Financial backing has come from East Dunbartonshire Council, the WHW Management Group, Glasgow Flightpath Fund, SNH and Milngavie BID. Designs have been created by Page\Park architects.
Graeme Ross, from Milngavie BID, said: “The WHW project was borne out of both a desire to make the start of this iconic walk a bit more inspiring for the tens of thousands of folk who set off on it’s route from Milngavie town centre and also to smarten up a part of Milngavie that is currently run down.
“As many people know, the gap between the two buildings that are home to Costa and Greggs is at present a bit unsightly.
“We hope that this project will inspire walkers, shoppers and workers, and put something new and visually exciting at the heart of the town centre.”
Work is due to commence in the summer of 2018.
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