September 2015 – February 2016
The Angus Council Forfar Charrette took the form of Future Forfar: a series of creative conversations, activities and events to explore the future of Forfar Town centre.
Pidgin Perfect led the approach to Future Forfar alongside project partners Nick Wright Planning and Willie Miller Urban Design and supported by consultants, Professor Leigh Sparks of Stirling University, Arts Curator Patricia Fleming and Architect Matt Bridgestock of John Gilbert Architects.
An intensive pre-charrette phase of public engagement information gathering and preparation took place before the launch of the three day intensive charrette hosted from the Future Forfar Workshop space which asked; how Forfar could attract more visitors, investors and business; how the town centre could be made a better place for people to use and enjoy; and how the streets and outdoor spaces across the town could be improved.
There was also the opportunity for the residents of Forfar to get involved by visiting the Future Forfar Cafe where they could enjoy cakes and bakes from local bakeries, live musical performances from local young people and an exhibition of Forfar’s history and heritage curated by local volunteers. The charrette concluded with public presentations on visions for Future Forfar in the Future Forfar Workshop.