SOPAZ Strategic Area Master Plan
SOPAZ is a well-known industrial area in sharp decline, cut off from its trade routes by the separation of the island.
The Municipality of Nicosia called for blue-sky thinking to identify a future new role for the area in a period of deep economic uncertainty and recession. Our response focused very directly on available resources: public land, vacant land, European Funding streams and potential momentum created by changes in planning policy. Our programme included site development, spatial improvement actions and policy changes, with strategic use of financial aid to transform this fringe industrial area in the first Business and Innovation Science Park of Cyprus.