-£0.5 million, 2400sqm-
Stage. Due On Site – Feb2015 to June2015
Client. Blaenau-Gwent Regeneration Division
A destination plaza at the end of a busy commercial high street in a Wales village called Abertillery.
The proposal aims to open up this corner site to create an open, modern urban square, which allows level access from the street to a series of flat terraces, separated by large soft landscaped strips. The space will provide a place for people to sit and congregate, and will provide a location to host open air events for the town.
Accessibility is one of the central design elements. Much of Abertillery Town centre is constructed on a slope, and constructing an urban square on this part of the site would involve costly retaining walls or ramps. The design creates a series of linked plateaus accessed principally from Division Street, but with a secondary undulating path connecting the paved terraces. Landscaped fingers separate the cascade of terraces and soften the impact of the retaining walls.
The terraced paving areas extend into the site like a series of outstretched ‘fingers’ separated by landscaped areas. These contain native species which are designed to require minimal maintenance.
1. Plans and construction details [Vectorworks]
2. 3D images [ScketchUp/SuPodium/Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign]
Roles & Responsibilities:
4.Meetings with clients, contractors.
5.Project presentation to the Abertillery town Counsellors
6.Town Planning Application
8.Building Site Supervision up to completion