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Lisburn Public Realm

Re-energising a City Centre

Ever since Lisburn was granted city status in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, it has pursued an ambitious agenda to re-energise is 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.

The distinctiveness of the scheme was provided by bespoke design elements, which were inspired by the City’s linen heritage

Market Square has provided the setting for a programme of community-led events, engaging with people of all ages, strengthening support and underpinning sustainable economic growth.

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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Lisburn Public Realm
Re-energising a City Centre
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The Paul Hogarth Company: Landscape Architects,
WYG/Tetra Tech: Project Manager / QS / Engineer / CDM-C,
Tal Ltd: Principal Contractor.
ILI Winner Presidents Award
ILI Winner Public Realm
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