TGP’s involvement in the regeneration began in 2007 with the production of a Streetscape Design Framework which drew up a strategy for regeneration of the town centre. Merry Street, the main pedestrian street , had last been upgraded in the 1970’s and was in need of regeneration to enhance the desirability of Motherwell as a shopping and business destination. TGP were commissioned to fulfil this brief and administer the works on site on behalf of the client.
The street, comprising both pedestrian precinct and vehicular route, was reconfigured to reduce bus/ vehicular and pedestrian congestion. The design proposals include the introduction of granite paving, street trees, co-ordinated street furniture and bespoke stained glass and steel panels. The design proposals have been inspired by the town’s steelwork heritage. This is referenced in a line of inscribed pavement plaques within the paving, the wording taken from an historic quotation from the age of steel, and through the use of ‘sparks’ as a repeated motif in the street furniture and stained glass artwork.
|Lead landscape architect||TGP Landscape Architects Limited|
|Client||North Lanarkshire Council|
|Contract value||£1.6 million|