Landscape architects Grontmij helps boost North West public spaces.

The Leeds-based firm is creating public realm improvements on two major regeneration projects around Manchester.

Greengate Salford - image: Grontmij
Greengate Salford - image: Grontmij

On-site works have already started at Salford Greengate, a large-scale public realm project within a new urban quarter - part of a £450million regeneration scheme in Salford.

The firm has also won the contract to revitalise Trafford Town Hall. The proposals will create a public realm for local people and improve access for the community while preserving the historical and architectural significance of the site.

In partnership with construction firm Shepherd Aligned, Grontmij’s design team will revitalise the listed 1930s building and its surrounding grounds including the sunken gardens.

Grontmij senior associate Danny Crump said the design team had worked with Salford City Council and local groups to create a design that would encourage pride in the Greengate public realm. "By designing a public space that reflects the needs and desires of a local community we can encourage local people to interact with the environment and also create an exciting destination for visitors," he added.

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