Crescent Gardens and Royal Hall, Harrogate
REIMAGINING THE SPA TOWN - A NEW CONTEMPORARY QUARTER
// REINVIGORATION OF HISTORIC PUBLIC SPACE
Creating a heart for a new cultural and heritage quarter and an economic driver for lower Harrogate.
// IMPROVED GREEN CONNECTIONS
New gardens and parks linking new venues provided places for socialising and entertainment.
// CREATING DESTINATION
This would support events, functions and development within lower Harrogate.
// CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
As a suite of reinstated context to the Royal Hall with Edwardian Gardens and a WW1 memorial garden to the lost artistic genius of the Great War.
// TRUE INSIDE-OUTSIDE CONNECTIONS
This could include a climate controlled Winter Garden restaurant with unique edible planting.
// REIMAGINING THE SPA TOWN
Public realm vision creates a new contemporary quarter.
As landscape architects and urban designers, we are fascinated not only by the former glory of the setting to both the Royal Hall and Town Hall but also how a new Crescent Gardens could support future development plans for this part of lower Harrogate - a new Spa Quarter. In close liaison with stakeholders at the Royal Hall, we started to develop the concept and designs for a series of public squares, water gardens and walkable streets in 2013. Proposals have been widely supported by all key stakeholders in Harrogate. The Royal Hall are now in the process of establishing mechanisms for delivery, and are in discussions with private developers with regards to provision of leisure facilities on the site.
Royal Hall Restoration Trust
Colour, Marks Barfield Architects
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