Carrette teams appointed

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BRE Scotland and partners, 7N Architects and Parsons Brinkerhoff, are one of four teams appointed to a framework for delivery of design charrettes as part of the Sustainable Communities Charrette Mainstreaming Programme.

The programme has been created by the Scottish Government which believes that charrette-style working should form a central role in the design of new and regenerated places and neighbourhoods.

These include Girvan’s planned regeneration of its beachfront and town centre areas.

Charrettes involve a series of interactive design workshops held over a number of days where the public, local design professionals and project consultants work together on developing a detailed masterplan for a site.

The programme is designed to assist projects to adopt design-led approaches to development and to help embed charrette style working in Scottish practice.

Twelve teams applied to Scottish Government to participate in the programme and four were successfully appointed to the initiative which aims to link new projects with specialist charrette facilitator teams.

Laura Birrell, associate director of BRE Scotland, stated “BRE Scotland applauds Government for undertaking this approach to developing communities in the country. It will enable local people to make active contributions towards the emerging designs and processes that shape the places in which they live, work and relax – we are delighted to be appointed to the framework.”

The BRE Scotland consortium comprises members of the National Charrette Institute. In addition they have been engaged in charrette style projects including Spiers Lock, Grandhome, White stripes, Inverness Beechwood Campus and a number of others across the United Kingdom.

They say through working collaboratively professional and community knowledge can combine to create places that support our health, our environment, our economy and importantly, our sense of positive and prosperous community. For further information contact Linda McKeown at BRE on 01923 664569.