Denny Design Charette
Community design workshop and development of action plan for Denny Town Centre Regeneration
Client: Scottish Government, Falkirk Council
Duration: 10 Months
The Denny Design Charrette was delivered by icecream architecture with support from Falkirk Council and took place across 3 days in May 2015.
It brought as many people as possible from the community around an equal table, together with urban planners, designers, council representatives and other stakeholders, to generate, test and begin to design proposals based on people’s vision for their town.
For Denny, these workshops provided an opportunity to support the development of local interests for the future of the Phase 3 site of the Denny Regeneration Project. This was explored through led walks, workshops, talks, meals and discussions.
The project ideas presented were developed by local people during the 3 days through a collaborative process. Collectively many of these ideas form part of a business case for the community use of Phase 3, under the umbrella of a ‘Community Hub.’ It is the intention that these projects can be developed further through ‘trials’ by people in the Denny and District community.
To kick start this process, £10,000 was secured to support collaborative community led projects arising from the Charrette funded through the FALCK Renewables Earlsburn Community Fund which is administered by Foundation Scotland.