Monmouth Gateway

Project Details

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.

Design Details

  • 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
Location:

South Wales

Site Area:

1.2HA

Client:

Monmouthshire County Council

Architect:

David Brain Partnership

Collaborators:

Howard Bowcott (Artist) / Miller Research (Regeneration)

Engineer:

R Vint Engineering Ltd