LHC were commissioned by Network Rail, with support from Gloucestershire County Council and Forest of Dean District Council, to produce concept masterplan proposals for Lydney Railway Station. We were asked to developed the idea of an integrated transport hub and sought to significantly improve the role of the station within the Lydney town and Forest of Dean context.
Urban Design & Masterplanning
Commercial, Mixed Use
To ensure that the proposals were supported, appropriate to place and compatible with the future aspirations for Lydney’s development, an inclusive masterplanning approach was favoured that invited key stakeholders to help define key objectives and input into the concept masterplan proposals through a series of workshops.
The masterplan examined the regional and local context, site constraints and opportunities and defined short, medium and long term strategic objectives and concept masterplan proposals.
These included a ‘Living Corridor’ which would dramatically improve the existing pedestrian route between Lydney town centre and the station; Lydney Station Gateway which would create a new entrance into the town and the Forest of Dean; and the Lydney Harbour Link and Leisure Route which would create stronger links between the town, station gateway and the harbour. Transport, cycling, pedestrian circulation were all addressed, as were potential future development opportunities.