Ever since Lisburn was granted city status in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, it has pursued an ambitious agenda to re-energise it’s central core, supporting retail and welcoming other uses. The Paul Hogarth Company was appointed in 2014 to undertake a comprehensive upgrade of Lisburn’s public realm, with a particular focus on the Market Square.
Once a bustling market, like many urban spaces, the square became dominated by vehicles. Through this project the team were able to reclaim precious space for people, providing for a range of events large and small. The grid of fountains creates visual interest and a wonderful soundscape, while sculptural lights and an LED dancefloor add dynamism to the space. The award winning space also provides seating and planting, set within a high-quality landscape of natural stone.
Market Square is a great example of how a city centre space can be put to better use, making the area safer and attractive, while supporting local business through increased dwell time and footfall.
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