Perth West is Scotland’s largest carbon-neutral development.
Designed as a sustainable extension to the city of Perth and approved in 2021 by Perth & Kinross Council, Perth West is a mixed-use development of 1,500 homes, an Eco-Innovation Park, mobility hub, health centre and primary school along the Perth Innovation Highway.
Submitted by the John Dewar Lamberkin Trust, this project seeks to make Perth ‘the greenest small city in Europe‘. The proposals balance the need to manage population and city growth in a sustainable way, building more homes and infrastructure in a way that preserves what valuable and beautiful local environment.
The UK’s first mobility hub designed to circular economy principles sits at the meeting place between the proposed neighbourhoods and the existing western edge of Perth. As a launch point for public transport into the city centre and beyond, it hosts parking, car-sharing and public transport provision, with vehicle charging points, a medical centre and last mile delivery facilities.
The spine of the project is the Perth Innovation Highway. This is an energy, data and road corridor connecting Perth West to centre of the city and enabling the logistics industry, public transport operators, industrial and manufacturing business and residents access to low-carbon, smart energy and mobility infrastructure.
Brooks Murray have worked with a multidisciplinary team on a Designing Streets approach which prioritises people and place. The housing-led element of the proposals, Lamberkin Village, is a series of three integrated neighbourhoods designed to make it easy for residents to lead active lives. Each local centre is designed as a focal point for village life, with shops and public transport within several hundred metres from each person’s home. A school, a health centre, allotments, parks and recreational space are located throughout Perth West and connected by a pedestrian and cycle-friendly network of streets which can enable people who live in the neighbourhoods to take active choices about how they move around and live their lives, and reduce reliance on the private car as a door-to-door method of transport.
For more information: https://www.perthwest.com/
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