Liverpool-based BCA Landscape has been chosen to lead a £1.6m Sea Change scheme that will transform the waterfront in Wyre, Lancashire.
Key factors in the firm’s appointment were a firm grasp of the importance of integrating a number of diverse habitats into the project as well as a determination that the ideas should come first and foremost from the local community.
As a result, public consultation is one of the key actions for the BCA team, who have already started to embed themselves into the community by speaking with key members and visiting regularly prior to both interview stages.
Councillor Barry Birch, Economy Portfolio Holder for Wyre Borough Council, said: “Although each team was asked to outline some concepts for the purposes of the interviews, we are delighted that BCA Landscape will be coming to Wyre with no preconceived ideas.
“Throughout the process they have shown a determination to engage with the people of Cleveleys and Fleetwood, which will give residents a real sense of ownership. Once they get a feel for what people want, we are confident BCA’s expertise will result in a visually exciting and interactive waterfront that can be used as a catalyst for attracting even more investment into the area.”