In this landscape-led project, we played a key role in proposals to transform an under-utilised area of the town centre into an exemplar public space and riverside amenity for Monmouth. The site was formerly a cattle market for over a century and is framed by the River Monnow and the Monnow Bridge – a Scheduled Ancient Monument built in the 13th century as a fortified gated bridge to protect the town – and the proposals seek to respect this unique setting. The proposals were influenced by extensive consultation with the local community and are currently being reviewed by the Local Planning Authority.
- Creation of an attractive setting to the historic gated bridge and a welcoming ‘gateway’ to the centre of Monmouth
- Dramatically enhanced access to and enjoyment of the riverside setting through accessible pathways and seating opportunities within a new riverside ‘park’ setting with native trees and riparian planting
- Provision of flexible public space, a new café / visitor centre and elements of edible landscape for the local community
Monmouthshire County Council
David Brain Partnership
Howard Bowcott (Artist) / Miller Research (Regeneration)
R Vint Engineering Ltd