Newport Place

Newport Place

Ward: West End

Streets Affected:

Project Type: Streetscape

Project Overview

At present, Newport Place is a completely hard landscape with no natural elements other than three semi mature trees. It is cluttered with ineffectual street furniture including a tired looking and under-used Pagoda with a defunct set of light, bollards, signs and ineffectual street lighting. The fire station wall along the eastern edge of Gerrard Street and the northern side of Newport Place provides a blank and uninspiring facade which dominates. There are also a few restaurants on the south west providing the only visual activity in what is otherwise an unwelcoming spot. It currently services a waste depot and a car park plus several deliveries to the shops and restaurants throughout the day. All these elements combine to create an unpleasant pedestrian experience which deters any gathering or the use of the space as a meeting point and instead it merely becomes a thoroughfare to other destinations. Designs should seek to create a community based space in which locals and visitors can gather and relax and in effect it should become the heart of Chinatown providing a public area for all. As Chinatown is an area where people both live and work Newport Place should therefore reflect its East Asian/Chinese cultural identity.

Status

Design Stage

Outline Programme

Enabling works to commence mid October 2017. Formal works to begin mid November 2017 and last until the end of 2018.

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STATUS

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