Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people – Jan Gehl
Procurement of Design Team
Design Team Appointed
Design & Planning Process
Renewing and improving streets is a constant feature of urban development
and its essential that each time changes happen that they bring benefits that realise
a more accessible and pedestrian friendly environment. Along Barrack Street and
around the Shamrock Square area, the proposal promotes a more ‘walkable’ town centre.
The improvements will be designed to make the area more user-friendly to pedestrians and cyclists, with design changes to encourage people of all ages and abilities to walk or cycle for leisure, travel or exercise. In relation to exercise, linking into the other interventions proposed, these changes will have the cumulative benefit of creating routes around the Town Centre which can be used for physical activity and add to the overall attractiveness of the town as a place to live.
All streets differ in their character and the proposals along Barack Street and around Shamrock Square will recognise the function of these routes. However, this Proposal, through the active management of the street environment, will create an attractive entrance to the core Town Centre area and make the area identifiable as such.
The greening of certain areas contributes to the improved visual amenity while also realising the overall climate change objectives which are a core element of all proposals.
A transformed derelict site, this multipurpose space offers endless possibilities for event organisers, providing an accessible and inclusive focal space ...
The exchange is Carlow Town’s new outdoor event space for culture and public experiences. It is a co designed, versatile and accessible space ...
The quality of place that is envisaged will attract not only those wishing to use it for its transient benefits but also people who want to dwell and interact ...
Has the potential to be recognised as an exemplar for connectivity between a towns public transport node, an educational campus and a revamped urban centre ...