The War Memorial commemorates the fallen of two world wars and is a Grade II Listed Structure that also forms borders of a Scheduled Historic Park . The careful matching of stone, proportions and accessible ramps to accommodate acts of remembrance all presented constraints that were turned into design opportunities.
Two bridges formed the focus of these proposals where we had to work through Shrewsbury Conservation Area and tie new flood walls into the existing Grade II Listed English Bridge. Detailed liaison with the local authority led us to a partial demountable solution and extending the parapet walls of the bridge with precast concrete formed to match the bridge.
Amlwch on Anglesey’s north coast used to be the largest exporter of copper in the world. It still has a small, characterful fishing harbour and berths for pleasure craft as well. This feasibility study considered the regeneration of the harbour’s historic buildings, the public realm around the port and a possible extension to take replica tall ships and gas service ships.
This scheme is a mix of flood alleviation and keeping the character of the tight knit railway terraces that were built by the acclaimed King of the Railways, George Leeman. It is made up of embankments, low walls and access ramps to maintain the busy cycling routes through this part of the city.
Flood Alleviation Scheme
The Blue Corridor is a revolutionary approach to flood management proposed for Derby. By realigning flood defences to create a 120m wide flood corridor through the centre of town the River Derwent is given the space to flood whilst development is made flood resilient and recreation improved up and down the river.
Chester’s Northgate quarter is due for development but until it is lots of vitally important sites require urgent improvement to help maintain the city’s appeal as a tourism centre. One such area is around Chester’s bus station where we have worked with local engineering firm Betts Associates to form an improved coach drop-off pick up point with an associated park.
A vital link feeding vehicle and pedestrian traffic into the town’s central square Y Maes right in the heart of the World Heritage Site and next to Caernarfon Castle. Working with Gwynedd County Council’s own consulting engineers we have been tasked with delivering a high level urban design strategy into actual proposals on the ground.
Flood Alleviation Scheme
Circulation, pedestrian movement and enhancement of the port and river areas are the focus for these design works. Porthmadog originated as a slate port but its fortunes now heavily rely on tourism and these proposals sparked by the need to improve the town’s coastal defences aim to improve the character and enjoyment of the harbour area.