The Midsteeple Quarter is an innovative, community-led initiative to breathe new life into Dumfries town centre by developing a section of the High Street as a live/work quarter.
Community-led consultation has uncovered a consensus amongst local people, businesses, groups and agencies that a priority for a ‘future Dumfries’ is more people living in the town centre. The Midsteeple Quarter project is a response to this priority need. It is a means for the local community to take back control of a group of underused and neglected High Street buildings and refurbish these as a contemporary living, working, socialising, learning and enterprising hub. A new beating heart for the town that could be a catalyst for to grow a new thriving and resilient town.
“What you’re seeing is the break-up of the global high street happening right in front of our eyes in our own town.”
“The challenge of ensuring regional town centres stay viable and lively is a great task ..” (ARPL Architects won the Architectural Ideas Competition in May 2017)