The Municipality of Barreiro, part of the greater Lisbon region in Portugal is located south of the River Tagus estuary and was in the past a significant transportation hub, particularly being the main northern terminus for trains running to Lisbon from the south. Now, although benefitting from excellent fast-ferry links to historic downtown Lisbon, those rail services run direct over new bridges into Lisbon and a large part of the waterfront and town centre lie underused.
A project development group, comprising the Regional Tourist Board, the Municipality of Barreiro and Portuguese Railways engaged Petersham Group to undertake an exercise, initially to develop a Strategic Vision for Barreiro centered around the Experience Economy by means of stakeholder workshops.
The intention is that this will be followed up by an appraisal of the different options available and a benchmarking exercise, considering comparable developments elsewhere in Europe, before the creation of a master plan for the development of the vision which will locate the different components in the optimum position, taking into account the commercial and funding realities.
Petersham Group has proposed a route map and milestones and will go on to guide the process in association with the project group.
- Client The Municipality of Barreiro
- Date August 20, 2015
- Tags Options Appraisals, Master Planning, Historic and Heritage Properties, Destinations, Mixed Use Developments, Other