Ravenscraig Masterplan


Keppie design secured the masterplan commission for the 450 ha former steelworks site following a design competition. The existing outline framework was developed with Area Planning Briefs (APB) for 3 principal site areas. Integrated strategies were developed for architectural design, urban design, public realm, landscape design and maintenance of the wider masterplan. Primary challenges included several heavily contaminated areas. A masterplan is now in place for each APB quarter, comprising approximately of 1000 new homes, 320,000 sqft business space, a primary school, a major hotel complex, an 8,000 student college campus and a 24,000 sqm indoor sports facility.


The college is now completed, the housing is underway and the £25m Regional Sports Facility was completed in 2011. The design proposals have been praised for their clarity, coherence and pragmatic approach.

Client Ravenscraig Ltd
Contact  Jim Fitzsimmons, Capella
Dates  2007-2011
Value  £2bn
Services  Masterplanning