Centenary Square Public Realm
Fitzgerald Contractors are currently carrying out a £7M contract to redevelop the public realm at Centenary Square across a 16,000 sq.m area which is being delivered in partnership with Bouygues UK for Birmingham City Council. The project site is located adjacent to Birmingham Library, the Rep Theatre, new Midlands Metro and ICC building and receives high pedestrian footfall.
The design for Centenary Square was selected through a RIBA International Design Competition, which resulted in Graeme Massie Landscape Architects and it’s ‘Hall of Columns’ design being selected. The works involve the installation of high-specification paving with 12,500m2 of granite setts being installed before completion in Spring 2019, and currently the contract is one of the largest granite paving schemes in Europe.
The project also involved the construction of a 6m deep, 10.5m dia shaft to form the subterranean heart of the development and the control centre for the 65m x 30m reflection pool. The drainage installation works have been completed as well as the installation of two large attenuation tanks.
Our works are fully segregated from pedestrians by secure hoarding which allows unimpeded access to numerous surrounding buildings, and to date the project team have been commended for their considerate construction action plan which has ensured that all health, safety and environmental risks are being mitigated. There are a number of other construction projects in progress during our contract period and our pedestrian management seamlessly integrates with surrounding pedestrian flows. In Autumn 2018 the site team successfully programmed works to accommodate the possession of one third of the site for the Conservative Party Conference, all whilst ensuring that the programme duration was maintained.
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