Newport Active Travel Bridge

Newport Active Travel Bridge

Project Information

Client: Alan Griffiths Construction / Newport City Council
Partners: Partners: Cass Haywood, Burroughs, Arup, Grimshaw
Location: Location: Newport, South Wales
Service: Landscape Architecture

A vital piece of active travel infrastructure over the Great Western mainline in a City Centre location that incorporates SuDS and a new plaza.

The Challenge

The challenge was to translate and update the concept design for the plaza and integrate into it a new SuDS strategy.  Key challenges included the refinement of site levels, integration of a tree pit and attenuation system (in limited subterranean space), coordination with paving suppliers and preparing a planting design for spaces with limited light and direct rainfall.

Our Role

Our role was to provide a pack of detailed design information to the Contractor (AGC) while working with the City Council and their design team to refine and adapt the design.

The Outcome

The completed project brings together our experience of integrating active travel infrastructure, plaza design and SuDS design into a new piece of civic townscape that will encourage public transport use, walking and cycling.

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