HMY Hartwell . Architects

Market Square


The project aim is to improve connectivity between the existing town centre and the proposed shopping and leisure complex currently under construction, together with a new water feature in the Market Square. The roadway is being reduced in dominance and traffic slowed, to provide a safer and more generous environment for pedestrians. The water feature includes water jets together with flat areas of paving outside of the splash fountain areas, where a fine film of water passes over the pavings allowing people to sit on benches for a cooling paddle. The introduction of trees along King Street also softens the appearance of the street, creating an avenue to pass through and provide some summer shade.