The design ethos was to create a town centre with attractive, usable and flexible public spaces to support community events, festivals and markets. The walkways, soft landscaped areas, tree lines and lighting columns are set out on a simple grid, which enhances and frames the several high-quality, listed buildings within Colquhoun Square.
The creation of an events arena and café quarter and improved pedestrian links to the esplanade, were enabled by re-planning the traffic management within the town centre. The development of an “Outdoor Museum” in the square has also provided a location and focus to display the rich history of Helensburgh.
Argyll & Bute Council
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