We envisage an artwork in the park that will help put it on the map as a destination of national importance – one that could reflect the steel-working, deep-mining past of the surrounding towns and villages.
europark’s vision is the creation of a brand new sustainable community in a prime location that’s perfect for families and commuters who are looking for a uniquely integrated and sustainable 21st century approach on development that is green at heart.
Orchard Brae, and its project team, has consulted closely with local residents and other key stakeholders since the first consultation period in 2016. These discussions and local viewpoints have shaped its proposals significantly.
The notion of a Country and Heritage Park at the heart of the project was one of the key points that arose from talking to local communities and this is something EuroPark has committed to taking on board. The developers have created a Green Masterplan to ensure this is a central element of proposals as they move forward.
In line with community feedback derived from the first consultation period in 2016, the number of homes was also reduced from its initial 3,000 to 2,600 and a larger buffer from the existing village of Calderbank has been created.
As part of the Green Masterplan, a piece of public art is being proposed that celebrates the area’s heritage as it looks to the future while retaining one foot in the past. This will help celebrate the strong mining and industrial steel history of the site and ensure the landmark is a nod to its rich heritage.