FaulknerBrowns Architects have unveiled plans to re-develop the Bangor waterfront precinct in Northern Ireland. The site is set to become a year-round entertainment hub complete with leisure, commercial and retail spaces.
FaulknerBrowns Architects have released plans for a revitalization of Queens Parade, a waterfront site in Bangor, Northern Ireland that has long been left underutilised. The mixed-use site will be located next to the Bangor Marina and include a range of residential, entertainment, and retail buildings. The area will cater to both locals and tourists in an effort to secure the site as an international water-focused destination.
The £75m project, which is being managed by Cubic3 along with a range of investors and local businesses, will offer a waterfront hotel, well-being centre, and water sports centre as well as a range of public space facilities.
The development will connect the waterfront and the nearby town centre by extending the current marina pedestrian path to meet with more populated streets. The site will also be designed to cater for public gatherings and recreation. The project features a water-sports centre and floating pontoon for water sports such as sailing and paddle boarding.
The development aims to be a year-round attraction, including all season entertainment programming and an indoor sports venue. Other planned elements to draw visitors include restaurants, a cinema, and a winter garden.
As part of a press release about the re-development, FaulknerBrowns published a set of renderings and a model to help illustrate their master plan. The renderings focus on the public spaces created in the development, specifically the canopied walkway that guides visitors from the town to the water and the pontoon that hosts watersports.
“This proposed scheme will deliver a revitalised place where all year round there will be improved opportunities to work, live, visit, socialise in and where culture and the economy can grow together,” said Roger Alexander, Managing Director of the one of the project’s management companies, Cubic3.
Images courtesy of FaulknerBrowns Architects.