The Shawfair Masterplan proposals present one of the largest masterplaning projects in Scotland today. As it develops, Shawfair will be an entirely new self-sufficient community of around 4,000 homes located in Midlothian to the south east of Edinburgh. The masterplan will see the delivery of a new town centre, three new schools and large areas of public open space. The development also benefits from the Borders Railway rail halt located in the centre of Shawfair connecting residents to Edinburgh city centre in minutes.
OPEN has been involved as part of a multi-disciplinary design team helping deliver the Shawfair proposals on behalf of Shawfair LLP working in conjunction with Midlothian Council. OPEN’s current role is in helping deliver the Masterplan proposals, providing specific masterplanning advice, helping implement landscape proposals and advising on future planning applications and Landscape and Visual matters.
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