Urban Vision’s commitment to place-making, sustainability and development in Salford and the North West has been rewarded with a nomination at the North West Construction Awards 2017.
The regeneration work at Bridgewater Canal in Salford, which was designed by Urban Vision on behalf of Salford City Council, has been shortlisted under the preservation and rejuvenation category at these prestigious awards.
Following nine months of construction, works were completed on six key sites along the canal. One element of the project has involved the upgrading, resurfacing and widening of the 2.7 miles of towpath along the canal in Boothstown and Barton, providing general landscape improvements with new seating and signing. A further phase involved car park improvement works at Dukes Drive, Monton which have brought a striking entrance feature to the park and also better access and parking for coaches and vehicles. The 72 space car park also benefits from new trees and a sustainable drainage system that supplies water to a new pond.
The historic Barton Aqueduct dating from 1761 has also received conservation and restoration works which involved footpath and landscaping improvements to the surrounding area with architectural lighting as well as the creation of an extended viewing area overlooking the Barton Swing Aqueduct and the Manchester Ship Canal.
Barry Pilkington, Urban Vision’s Partnership Director said: “We are immensely proud of this nomination, which recognises the hard work and innovation of our team here at Urban Vision. We are constantly supporting the City to help make Salford a place where people want to increasingly live, visit, work and invest, and the regeneration of Bridgewater Canal is a key project that has helped contribute towards this goal. We are very much looking forward to the awards ceremony and celebrating this achievement.”