Dundalk Market Square
Dundalk Town Council
Plan view as proposed
Illustrative view as proposed
The Square as constructed
Street furniture and sculpture cabinets
Refurbishment of historic market square at the commercial heart of the town. We were lead designers for team comprising Civil Engineers, M&E Engineers, Traffic Engineer, QS, Conservation Architect, and specialist Fountain Designer, from strategy development through to contract administration and hand-over.
The project entailed extensive public engagement, and included revised traffic management through the Square; creation of shared surfaces and changed priority pedestrian crossings; contemporary paving and street furniture; seating and performance area; provision of public artwork reflecting historic associations; inter-active fountain feature; distinctive feature lighting, formal tree planting and raised shrub areas.
The Square has since achieved a renewed vitality, hosting numerous public events and performances, regular markets and as a central gathering space. Cafes have opened in and around the space, a ‘big screen’ has been installed and there has been increased interest in vacant surrounding properties. Traffic speeds have considerable decreased and the space is generally more accessible to a far wider range of people.