Award nomination for Dunfermline Delivers

December 6, 2018 by  

The Business Improvement District company in Dunfermline could be celebrating awards success, with the news that it is on the shortlist for a major design prize.

Dunfermline Delivers has made it into the final stages of a design competition that has been created to help spark fresh ideas in town planning and design. Scotland’s Future Towns Partnerships is running the awards and the general public will have the final say over which contender wins the title. The public will be asked to vote for the concept they think is the strongest.

The idea that Dunfermline Delivers has is for Bruce Street to be turned into a pedestrian-only area and for part of the street to be a covered section. This would be used for markets and special events and suitable for use in all weathers.

Eventually, it is hoped that it can become the town’s equivalent to Ashton Lane in Glasgow, which is one of that city’s main nightlife centres. Pubs and clubs often turn to print shops that can supply posters and flyers.

Speaking to the Courier, Lisa Edwards from Dunfermline Delivers said:

“We’re up against different areas in Scotland and it would be brilliant for the town to win this. Ambitious ideas like this require business and local authority engagement, long term investment, time and commitment.”

Edwards also urged local people to vote for the project.