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Down District Council
Down District Council developed a scheme to help reinstate Newcastle as a seaside visitor destination in Northern Ireland. The key objectives of the scheme were to improve the overall environmental quality of the centre and seafront of Newcastle.
In preparing the design, the landscape architects sought to improve and increase pedestrian space and linkages with imaginative and innovative proposals that were practical, realistic and robust.
The design included seating to mirror the natural surroundings of the mountains and waves, a seating wall and timber platform seats which were made to be inclusive, to easily fit a wheelchair or buggy as part of the seating group. A wave wall helps to protect the town from the effects of high tides and storms and an elegant, modern steel footbridge with timber decking replaces the original concrete bridge.
Newcastle now has a modern, exciting and cohesive appearance whilst reflecting the natural heritage of the area. The project acted as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of Newcastle, encouraging private investment.
The development won the following awards: