Maritime Streets Landscaping Improvements
As part of the wider improvement project for Barrow Island Flats the Council set money aside to improve the public space around the "Maritime Streets". The Landscape Institute ran a competition on behalf of the Council to appoint a design team to improve this space. The winning designers were Farrer Huxley Associates with James Smith, Growing and Community Involvement Specialist.
The design concept proposed that the creation of a desirable place with great first impressions would be the 'Tipping Point' for the whole regeneration of the neighbourhood. The new public realm would draw residents back into the Maritime Streets, to make the area a great place to live with a sustainable and healthy long-term future.
Farrer Huxley's draft master plan can be viewed by clicking the link here. You can also view two impressions of the proposed scheme: View 1 and View 2.
Ground Control Ltd were appointed as contractors to build the new landscaped area. The construction work took place throughout 2017, and the scheme was officially opened on 5th October 2017 - see pictures below.
We are delighted to announce that the scheme won "Best Commercial Landscaping Design" at the Northern Design Awards held 24th November 2017.