Brenig were engaged to regenerate an existing green space in Rhyl as part of a wider £23 million improvement project being carried out by Denbighshire County council. The space was a park on brownfield land, with a road running through the middle. It was rundown, largely disused, and had become a hotspot for antisocial behaviour. The aim was to create a pleasant, safe environment that could be used by local residents and visitors to Rhyl, through remodelling, adding new pathways, seating, lighting and generally improving the surroundings.
One of the primary aspects of the work was moving the road so that it ran down the side, instead of through the middle of the park, freeing up space to add new pathways and create seating areas. We carried out significant earthworks, landscaping the area to create a completely new topography. We were able to incorporate the waste materials into the landscaping, which diverted what would have gone to landfill. This created huge savings, as well as adding to the overall effect.
The result is a completely changed space. Additional drainage and new pathways mean the park can now be used all year round. We laid Tobermore fusion-block paving in a sparkling granite finish, which is not only practical and highly durable but adds a nice aesthetic touch to the improvement works. The landscaping provides new features for children to play on and the area feels safer, with the highway realignment and the addition of lighting. We organised several events during the work, including school visits and community planting days to encourage engagement in the project.