igloo Regeneration is to commence work on the construction of the Outer Lock Crossing Public Open Space as part of its award winning Porth Teigr development in Cardiff Bay.
Set within a pivotal location at the Bayside entrance to Porth Teigr with strong visual, physical, and cultural links to the surrounding landscape, the scheme will act as a setting for the Norwegian Church and provide a vibrant, functional and playful space inspired by the Scandinavian summertime wildflower blooms.
Working in conjunction with igloo, LDA Design has designed a space intended to appeal to families and people of all ages. It will have an inviting and playful character in keeping with the personality of Porth Teigr.
A range of wildflower varieties and species set out in planting islands combined with linear timber seating opportunities will form the heart of the design; all set underneath a dappled canopy of Pine trees. Weaved within the planting beds a pennant stone play feature will act as stepping stones across the surface below.
The public open space has been developed as a special events space, ideally suited for smaller scale community events and installations.
The provision of a year-round public art project on the site entitled 'Love Me or Leave Me Alone' has been developed by artists Heather and Ivan Morison in conjunction with Chapter Arts Centre. The piece will also serve as a functional community based kiosk, enhancing and enriching the quality of the project.
Mark Hallett, Development Director of igloo Regeneration - the developers behind Porth Teigr said: "We're pleased to announce imminent work to the Outer Lock Crossing Public Open Space which is set to become a positive addition to the wider neighbourhood and community of Porth Teigr.
"As part of igloo's commitment to sustainability, we work hard to support community activity and we look forward to seeing everyone enjoying the new open space."
Fletcher Morgan and Knight Frank, both with offices in Cardiff, have been appointed by Igloo as joint commercial agents for Porth Teigr.