Doran Consulting were appointed by Fox Contracts to undertake the design services and site supervision for the £5.5 million redevelopment of SPACE Peoples Park, Portadown.
The 11 hectare park is located to the north west of the Dublin to Belfast railway line and is bordered by Park Road, Gavaghy Road and Obin Street. The Tunnel area leads to Portadown town centre from the park entrance on Park Road.
The works to the park included the upgraded of park entrances and boundaries, a new MUGA, new synthetic and sand carpet sport pitches, a new children’s play area, an outdoor fitness area, bridges and river bank works, flood alleviation works, a new pond, pavilion building, car park, new amphi-theatre, gardens, paths, and new landscaping. In addition, new lighting, CCTV, Wi-Fi, street furniture and drainage systems were installed throughout the park.
The works to the tunnel area included replacement of the paving, upgrade of street lighting through tunnel, realignment of the entrance and approaches to the tunnel, redecoration of the existing railway bridges, clean, point and sealing the natural stone walling, general cosmetic and decorative improvement to the tunnel area.
Doran Consulting completed the design of the following work elements including preparation of specifications and drawings:
- Earthworks Model
- New Carpark/Bus Park and new entrance off Park Road
- Drainage for the whole site including the carpark drainage
- Multi Games Area (MUGA)
- Synthetic Play Courts
- Sand Carpet Pitches
- Amphi-Threatre and approach road
- Tranquil garden
- Boundary Wall and Railing Foundation Design
- Retaining Wall Details
- Play Area
- Pond and Boardwalk
- Footpaths & Foundation design for Lighting columns.
In 2016 this project won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Community Benefit Award and Regeneration Award.