Dargavel Village Medical Centre


NHS Scotland


Masterplanning / Development Planning


Bishopton, Scotland

Planning Authority

Renfrewshire Council

Services Provided

Active Travel

Statutory Process

Travel Behaviour Change

Cost Management

Study Description

As part of the ongoing development of Dargavel Village, a new satellite Medical Facility is proposed within the centre of the village in a space referred to as the Village Centre. The new facility would form part of an existing development with car parking provided within a central masse. We were commissioned by Hub West on behalf of the NHS to support the development planning process through provision of a supporting Transport Statement and Staff Travel Plan.

Our Approach

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-organisation design team including engineers and landscape architects, we proactively sought to identify the barriers to sustainable design identifying land ownership, safety and topographical constraints. We took the lead in evaluating potential footway/cycleway routes to agree a deliverable route and supporting design standard. Our Transport Statement and Travel Plan Framework were bespoke to address the unique challenges associated with the site and maximised the sites benefits for walking and cycling.

Key Successes

• Rapid turnaround.
• Working with a multi-specialist design team to realise the client’s ambitions.
• Securing planning consent within the client required delivery programme.
• Developed a phased delivery plan with infrastructure.