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  • Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight This scheme will provide the enabling public infrastructure needed to improve the Red Funnel Ferry terminals on each side of the Solent, including ac- cess roads, cycling and walking routes, town centre public realm in East Cowes, good quality waterfront areas, and a new ‘fl oating bridge’ between East and West Cowes.

    The scheme sponsors are the Isle of Wight Council and Southampton City Council, together with the Red Funnel Group.

    ROYAL PIER WATER-FRONT DEVELOPMENT SITE

    TRAFALGAR DOCK PEDESTRIAN + CYCLE ROUTES / PUBLIC REALM

    TRAFALGAR DOCK VEHICULAR ACCESS

    NEW FERRY TERMINAL

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    Ferry Improvements

  • Background This exhibition shows initial concepts designed to complete the Masterplan agreed for East Cowes in 2007, following extensive consultation. In 2010 some minor amendments were agreed and a Design Code adopted.

    In January 2014 the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (SLEP) published its Strategic Economic Plan, which included the Red Funnel Interchanges Scheme, as part of a package of measures designed to boost growth and jobs in the region. The two authorities, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, are now working to submit a full business case for £15 million of funding from the SLEP. The business case will be delivered in December 2014, and the SLEP have indicated they will make a fi nal decision on allocating the funds in January 2015. The completion of the stalled East Cowes Masterplan - in particular a range of improvements to the public realm - is one of three elements in the package, the others being the provision of a new fl oating bridge between Cowes and East Cowes, and access to the re-positioned Red Funnel terminal at Trafalgar Dock in Southampton.

    Governance A Project Board meet monthly to progress the project, with representation from Southampton City Council, Isle of Wight Council, Red Funnel, Associated British Ports, RPW Ltd, and HCA. A Steering Group with senior politicians and offi cers from both authorities meets quarterly. A Champions Group is being formed over the next few weeks.

    Scheme Objectives

    General

    To complete the Masterplan, the public realm design must:

    - Accommodate the Red Funnel marshalling yard - Provide for good quality transport interchange - Ensure the integrity/cohesion of the town centre is improved - Be of high quality in materials and improve the environment - Enhance the place as a ‘gateway to the island’ - Set out a cohesive waterfront - Accommodate a mixed balance of land uses

    Transport

    - Traffi c model to show layout works including ferry discharge period - Layout re-unites the town centre with strong pedestrian links throughout inc. to the waterfront - Provides quality access for all modes including peds, cycles, buses, & taxis - Access must be maintained to the public slipway and Trinity House depot - Provision of enough parking - Smooth passage for buses - Site management plan needed to demonstrate method of dealing with back-up of ferry traffi c onto the highway - Mitigation of potential confl ict of ferry and Waitrose traffi c - Consider impact on Quality in the Town Centre

    Masterplan Approved 2007

    Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

  • Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

    Potential to improve esplande with views overlooking the River Medina

    Views overlooking River Medina

    Potential public space for footpassengers of Chain Ferry

    Improvements to central square/junc- tion

    Narrowed junction

    Arrival to East Cowes potential improve- ments

    Potential Public Realm improvements

    Potential to enhance views of the River Medina

    Key pedestrian links of village core

    Start of East Cowes Esplandade Key:

    View from the ferry to East Cowes upon arrival

    York Ave/ Ferry Rd Junction

    Chain Ferry loading

    Connection conditions from arrival to Waitrose

    Dover Road- Poor quality public realm & links

    Town centre public realm

    Castle St active frontage

    Start of the Esplanade

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    Existing Conditions

  • Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

    Bridge Square

    Trinity Wharf

    Red Funnel Ferry Terminal & Marshalling Yard

    York Square

    Castle St Improvements

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    Public Parking

    Private Parking

    Temporary Parking

    Private Vehicle Routes- Two Way

    Private Vehicle Routes- One Way

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    Pedestrian Routes

    Wayfinding Locations

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    Taxi Collection

    Taxi Routes

    Pick Up/ Drop Off

    Ferry Access Routes

    Servicing

    Bus Route

    Bus Stop Existing Waterfront Access

    Potential Waterfron Access

    Ferry & Floating Bridge

    Replacment Ferry

    Public Slip Way

    Potential Replacment Slipway

    Rhyde Boat Club Launch Jetty

    Movement and Access Plan Pedestrian Movement

    Private Vehicle Movement and ParkingParking Survey area (to be conducted December 2014)

    Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

  • Bridge Square Concept: Bridge Square is a key arrival point from West Cowes creating an enhanced pedestrian link to Castle Road and York Square. The design offers views at high level over the River Medina and the chain ferry to West Cowes.

    Bridge Square Scale 1:200 @ A1

    Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

  • Concept: York Square is the one of the main hubs in East Cowes connecting the chain ferry, Waitrose town square, Trinity wharf & Castle Street to the Town Hall.

    The design provides further opportunities for cafe spill out as well as creating a high quality pedestrian focused space.

    Further design development will explore the intervention of a series of art elements in the ground surface.

    York Square Scale 1:250 @ A1

    Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

  • Concept: Trinity Wharf, part of the new mix used development, provides an enhanced link between the Red Funnel terminal and town centre.

    A material palette of natural stone and timber relate to the edge of water location. A series of bespoke items of furniture would see seating wrapping up out of the ground surface to create a distinctive space overlooking the water.

    A series of public art interventions drawing on the industrial heritage adds a further level of detail and interest.

    Trinity Wharf Scale 1:250 @ A1

    Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

  • Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight Materials Palette

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    Solent Gateways Improving Connectivity Between Southampton and the Isle of Wight Public Realm Indicative Phasing Plan

  • Th ese designs are concepts only. We now want to fi nd out what people think of the plans. We have set down here some of the questions asked so far, and the designers have given our initial responses. If you would like to add comments of your own please email Andrea Jenkins at andrea.jenkins@iow.gov.uk or write to her at County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.

    1 How will you know that the new traffi c layout for the area works? Designers response:

    A traffi c simulation model has been made for the area. Th e new arrangements will be fed into the model, including some assumptions about future growth. When these are ready, they will be made public. Th e model has to show the new arrangements work for it to go ahead.

    2a Will there be any loss of on-street parking under this plan – e.g. the 6 x spaces on Ferry Road? Designers response:

    We will carry out a full parking study for the area looking at all aspects including current capacity, future possible needs, and how the new scheme will provide for parking in the future.

    2b How will the egress from the Marshalling Yard to Castle Street work? Designers response:

    Th is will be controlled using traffi c signals

    3 Won’t there be a confl ict with Waitrose traffi c at the junction of Castle Street? Designers response:

    Th e potential confl ict at this junction will be minimised due to the traffi c signal controls

    4 What will happen to Old Road? Designers response:

    Th is will be assesed using the moddeling tools developed by Peter Brett Associates

    5 Can Lower York Avenue be for pedestrians only? Designers response: