Otterspool Park and Promenade

The aim for this project was to restore and revitalise the physical fabric of the popular Otterspool Park and Promenade, situated along a 2km stretch of the River Mersey, close to Liverpool city centre. This was achieved via a package of environmental improvements delivered through the ‘Pride in Our Promenades’ initiative, a strategic approach to enhancing public access to the Mersey Waterfront.

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Landscape services provided on the project included production of an overall landscape masterplan, sketch designs for feature areas, costings and the detailed design and implementation for the phase one priority works with a contract value of £1.6 million.

The main components of the improvements comprised the installation of 1,734m of new promenade railings, a striking new gateway to the park, a new play area and fitness trail and the restoration of the Otters Seating Area. A programme of general landscape improvements also formed part of the contract package. These included the installation of a new, contemporary range of street furniture across the site, together with the directing the installation of Dhruva Mistry’s ‘Sitting Bull’ sculpture, formerly part of the Liverpool Garden Festival.

This successful and innovative project has encouraged greater use of this waterfront location and helped to transform it into part of Liverpool’s world class waterfront.

Client: Mersey Waterfront and Liverpool City Council

Awards:
• 2010 British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) Waterways Renaissance Awards – Partnership Award
• ‘Runner Up’ in the Urban Green Space category of the Local Government News Street Design Awards 2007.

Project completed at TEP