Waterfront Development Masterplanning

“Masterplanning to create realistic deliverable waterfront development concepts”

Masterplanning is the process that aims to establish the vision & aspiration of any waterfront scheme within the context of its surroundings and wider development proposals,. It is an integral part of the design process.

Marina projects Masterplanning services

A well-considered masterplan that creates the right relationship between land and water-based activities, is critical to the success of any waterfront development. At Marina Projects, we work in conjunction with architects and other professionals to develop effective, workable plans for mixed waterfront and marina development schemes.

We identify core aims and objectives with our clients and address the fundamental criteria for a successful waterfront development. Master plans often create a distinct vision and architectural style, such as that of the Fawley Waterside Masterplan.

Our masterplans act as a framework for financial planning and evaluation and provide an invaluable marketing tool. With analysis, recommendations and proposals based on detailed market research, surveys, public input, existing developments, site constraints & opportunities, and client requirements. Our master plans provide a sound baseline upon which to build detailed marina designs from.

The masterplanning process

Masterplanning is the lead discipline for most of our projects, which can include various stages such as concept masterplan and detailed masterplan before advancing to a developed design process. Once finalised, the masterplan defines the key aims & objectives of the waterfront development, including considerations such as;

  • Synergy with landside uses
  • Operational requirements and function
  • Usergroups
  • Market opportunities
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Site constraints & opportunities
  • Global climate change
  • Landownership
  • Residential and social infrastructure
  • Commerce (hotels, bars, shops, cafes)
  • Employment
  • Local heritage
  • Transport and access

Our masterplans provide a framework to achieve future growth and development objectives, whilst also considering the commercial marine industry legislation and technical and environmental requirements. The masterplan informs more detailed subsequent project stages such as viability assessments & feasibility studies which are completed with due consideration to business planning and operational requirements.

Our masterplanners not only understand the technical requirements for any successful marina development design but also how it can shape the future of a location, impacting on wellbeing, work and lifestyle.


For more information on our marina design masterplanning services, please call us on +44 (0)23 9252 6688 or use the Contact Us button.