It quickly became apparent from an extensive consultation process, that many regard the environment surrounding the Theatre as an equally important consideration, to ensure the new building is shown to best advantage. With this in mind, the Trust are proposing infrastructure enhancements within the Gardens to properly promote the city’s assets.
The design brief for the competition includes improvements to landscaping, lighting and signage throughout the entirety of West Princes Street Gardens. Major focus has been put on the re-landscaping of the blaes area to the west end of the Gardens.
The relocation of the temporary catering facilities and the replacement of the blaes surface with another hard standing but more appropriate surface for the surrounding environment.
To improve the facilities in this part of the Gardens, whilst retaining the desire to maintain a hard-standing area.
There is a demand generated from the many consultations that the Gardens need to be more accessible after dusk, and therefore a discreet lighting scheme is being considered.
The intention is not to flood the Gardens with high levels of illumination, but to discreetly light key features to allow a safe environment for that increased use.
Signage and Wayfinding
A review of the various signs and notices throughout the Gardens highlights the need for a considered and co-ordinated approach to signage and wayfinding.
This should provide relevant descriptions for the large variety of attractions within the Gardens.
Further information to follow. If you are interested and would like to learn more, view our Get Involved.