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Laganside Masterplan (209)

209 - Reconnecting the centre and the riverfront

The Masterplan provided the basis for the creation of three new, major public spaces linked by a riverside walk and flanked with a mix of activities. Corporation Square has been enlarged and reconfigured to play a more civic role, with an historic ship to be berthed in dry dock at its centre.

Custom House and Laganbank squares also address the river, together with new buildings containing YMCA/student housing, small businesses, retail units, cafes, bars, nightclubs and hotels to add further life and vitality. Seven new apartment blocks provide a built edge to the riverfront, together with a cafe, creche and sports/recreation facilities. Workshops, showrooms, retail units and multi-storey car park are accommodated beneath the bridges.

Other Information

  • Location: Laganside
  • Project Team: Architects: Birds Portchmouth Russum, Transport Engineers: Ove Arup and Partners, Property Consultant: James W. Burgess, Cost Management Consultant: Gardiner & Theobold
  • Contact: Laganside Corporation Tel.: 028 9032 8507


UDC Section - Creating the Urban Structure / Mixing Uses/  /ace  / /

Public spaces at Laganside are linked by a riverside walk. 

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