Location:

Ramsey, Isle of Man

Status:

Planning

Client:

Blythe Church Investment Holdings

Scale:

7.7ha

Scope of Works:

Full Architectural Service

Isle of Man - Ramsey

RIVERSIDE PLACEMAKING

RIVERSIDE PLACEMAKING

Satellite view of Pier 5 in Boston on the Hudson River

 

 

For many years the site has been in private hands and remained largely inaccessible to the public. Under new ownership, the proposal for this key gateway site is to create a vibrant residential-led development close to Ramsey Town Centre consisting of new homes, new retail opportunities, workspace, three public parks and a new riverside gastro-pub with function rooms.

 

​The masterplan for Sulby Riverside Development builds on the strategic layout set out in the “West Ramsey Development Framework”, that allocates the site for development, and locates a new spine road to provide a much need connection from Poyll Dooey Road to settlements in the east. The applicant’s consultation with Ramsey Commissioners during the inception of this proposal identified the Spine Road as a priority in any new scheme that came forward in this location.

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For many years the site has been in private hands and remained largely inaccessible to the public. Under new ownership, the proposal for this key gateway site is to create a vibrant residential-led development close to Ramsey Town Centre consisting of new homes, new retail opportunities, workspace, three public parks and a new riverside gastro-pub with function rooms. 

 

The masterplan for Sulby Riverside Development builds on the strategic layout set out in the “West Ramsey Development Framework”, that allocates the site for development, and locates a new spine road to provide a much need connection from Poyll Dooey Road to settlements in the east.  The applicant’s consultation with Ramsey Commissioners during the inception of this proposal identified the Spine Road as a priority in any new scheme that came forward in this location. 

 

Consequently, a new spine road would be constructed in the first phase of the development with c80 new homes and park. The spine road will also provide a much-needed relief road to Lezayre Road during the TT, enabling a though route and alternative access to the schools and the town centre.

The complete masterplan would consist of c220new homes, offering a variety of affordable townhouses, apartments, and larger semi-detached houses in tree lined streets.

 

Approaching from the proposed development at Poyll Dooey Road, visitors are greeted by with open views of the River Sulby to the right and with a parade of low-rise employment units to the left including a small parade of shops. This parade with include a newsagent, café, barbers and small convenience store and business spaces above. The urban realm is designed to accommodate ample visitor and residents parking, and provision for a bus stop.The road layout is generous and sweep analyses show that there is ample room for refuse trucks and emergency vehicles on the main and secondary roads within the development.

 

At the heart of this space is a sumptuous, landscaped park that will encompass both hard and soft landscaping elements. Set back from the river, the park provides a NEAP (Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play) for older children and adults providing space for ball games, new tree planting and ecological enhancements. For younger children, there will be a two LAP’s (Local Equipped Areas for Play).

 

At its heart, the Sulby Riverside development is about place-making. The proposal is opening a site that has been unavailable to the public for many years and organising a new residential community around three new play areas that will connect to the existing public footpaths and trails, including the revitalised tramway footpath and cycleway and Sulby River and heritage trail.

For many years the site has been in private hands and remained largely inaccessible to the public. Under new ownership, the proposal for this key gateway site is to create a vibrant residential-led development close to Ramsey Town Centre consisting of new homes, new retail opportunities, workspace, three public parks and a new riverside gastro-pub with function rooms.



The masterplan for Sulby Riverside Development builds on the strategic layout set out in the “West Ramsey Development Framework”, that allocates the site for development, and locates a new spine road to provide a much need connection from Poyll Dooey Road to settlements in the east. The applicant’s consultation with Ramsey Commissioners during the inception of this proposal identified the Spine Road as a priority in any new scheme that came forward in this location.



Consequently, a new spine road would be constructed in the first phase of the development with c80 new homes and park. The spine road will also provide a much-needed relief road to Lezayre Road during the TT, enabling a though route and alternative access to the schools and the town centre.



The complete masterplan would consist of c220new homes, offering a variety of affordable townhouses, apartments, and larger semi-detached houses in tree lined streets.



Approaching from the proposed development at Poyll Dooey Road, visitors are greeted by with open views of the River Sulby to the right and with a parade of low-rise employment units to the left including a small parade of shops. This parade with include a newsagent, café, barbers and small convenience store and business spaces above. The urban realm is designed to accommodate ample visitor and residents parking, and provision for a bus stop.



The road layout is generous and sweep analyses show that there is ample room for refuse trucks and emergency vehicles on the main and secondary roads within the development.



At the heart of this space is a sumptuous, landscaped park that will encompass both hard and soft landscaping elements. Set back from the river, the park provides a NEAP (Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play) for older children and adults providing space for ball games, new tree planting and ecological enhancements. For younger children, there will be a two LAP’s (Local Equipped Areas for Play).



At its heart, the Sulby Riverside development is about place-making. The proposal is opening a site that has been unavailable to the public for many years and organising a new residential community around three new play areas that will connect to the existing public footpaths and trails, including the revitalised tramway footpath and cycleway and Sulby River and heritage trail.

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