Newry Public Realm

Northern Ireland

  • Client: Newry and Mourne District Council
  • Commencement Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 2012
  • Function: Urban Designer
  • Capital Value: £1.2m

Park Hood were engaged by DSD and Newry and Mourne District Council to deliver this Public Realm Scheme on Hill Street and Monaghan Street in the City Centre of Newry. The aim of the scheme was to significantly enhance the city centre through improving accessibility and creating a high quality pedestrian friendly environment.

The scope of this project included resurfacing of footpaths and road areas with granite paving, provision of new granite kerbs, provision of mature street tree planting, bespoke street furniture, provision of lighting columns and the relocation of a Public Art feature. This Public Realm Scheme was provided within the Newry Conservation Area, therefore a strict design code was followed and detailed liaison with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to ensure that the works were appropriate for the setting. The complexity of this project involved the delivery of a high quality Public Realm Scheme within a very busy pedestrian and retail environment with restricted working space for the Contractor and implementation of new streetscape features.

This Public Realm scheme was successfully completed in August 2012 and was completed ahead of Programme and to budget. The Construction Programme of nine months to deliver a £1.2 million scheme provided many challenges for PH, the Contractor and the Integrated Consultant Team (ICT).