North West gets new lease of life
The landscape architect team at Grontmij has started construction at Salford Greengate, a large-scale public realm project creating a new urban quarter for the city’s £450m regeneration scheme.
Meanwhile, another recent win sees the team transforming Trafford Town Hall. The project will create a public realm for local people and improve community access while preserving the historical and architectural integrity of the site. Working alongside Shepherd Aligned, Grontmij will revitalise the listed 1930s building and surrounding grounds, including the sunken gardens.
Danny Crump, senior associate of the landscape architect team, said: “There have been a number of exciting landscape architecture schemes happening across the North West which are undoubtedly helping to deliver regeneration and renewal to the region.”
Over the last two years economic and commercial opportunities have improved throughout the North West and many local authorities, including Manchester City Council, have cited urban renewal as a key element within their 2011 budgets.
John Merry CBE, leader of Salford City Council, said: “Over the past ten years Salford has been transformed as a result of significant investment. Even though we are now facing tough economic times, it is essential we continue to harness the momentum that has built up.”