The project seeks to rejuvenate and revitalise Bangor Town centre with a vibrant mixed use development. The proposals currently include:
We aim to ensure Bangor and its waterfront becomes a destination for play, relaxation and connection with the natural, coastal environment.
1 Waterfront Plaza
A focal point for the area beside the marina, offering views across the water.
2 Bangor Beach / Lawns / Temporary Beach
The raised lawn and gardens beside the amphitheatre will create a positive environment for those using and enjoying the space, whilst new planters will provide the opportunity to bring ‘Bangor in bloom’ into the heart of the town at Marine Gardens. It will be an accessible, landscaped place flexibly designed for informal recreation or events.
4a Main Promenade
An enhanced promenade is being proposed. Two tier canopies and landscaping have been incorporated to create a unique feature that allows for weather protection to create a destination that will be attractive all year round.
4b A sheltered promenade and kiosks
Market spaces and canopies will provide space for pop up events, exhibits and experiences that will ensure Bangor becomes a creative, contemporary and attractive destination. The reintroduction of kiosks can support a vibrant destination at the seafront.
5 McKee Clock and historic gardens
The McKee Clock, situated at the foot of High Street, has long been a significant feature in the town. Our proposals for Marine Gardens and the civic plaza will provide a focal lens for this iconic asset and connect it with the new development of Bangor. Raised lawns with informal seating walls to recreate character of the original Sunken Gardens. This could include feature lighting to highlight the terraces and McKee Clock.
6 Event space
Urban spaces suitable for hosting events and for daily non-programmed use are proposed to be integrated into the design of the new gardens and promenade. This could be a new home for Project 24.
7 Hub / Café / Gallery
A low key destination building to provide gallery / restaurant / bar facilities in prime location with views across marina. Space could be allocated for cycle storage and bike hire. This will encourage active use and exploration of the public space and allow for sustainable travel along the revitalised waterfront.