Hillington Park, Glasgow
Renfrewshire Council and Glasgow City Council
Simplified Planning Zone across Hillington Park to allow up to 579,000 sqm of commercial floorspace
Vectos was appointed by Patrizia UK to provide transport consultancy for the proposed redevelopment of Hillington Park in Glasgow. Patrizia UK applied for the first Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ) in Scotland in 20 years to catalyse the regeneration of the country’s first industrial park.
The SPZ allowed for 579,000 sqm of space on the site, 90% reserved for business use. It was a flexible approach to planning, which won the 2015 Delivering in Partnership Award at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.
Vectos provided advice to the project team, presenting sustainable ideas for buildings and transport on the park to complement the existing uses and create a social heart for the site. The focus was a move away from single occupancy car travel to smart mobility.
We also aimed to deliver an accessible site by making more of the two railway stations, creating better walkways and cycleways, introducing local cycle hire schemes, providing personal travel plans, and encouraging mobility businesses to test new transport ideas.
We are now working with Scottish Enterprise to make Hillington Park a Living Lab for new transport concepts and the site is included in proposals for experimental transport projects in a Europe-wide forum that will benefit other cities and countries.