As urban designers, landscape architects and regeneration practitioners, seeing our designs ideas and recommendations implemented is really important to us. Sometimes imagining the moment of the ribbon being cut is what keeps us going! It was a pleasure to be present the opening of the revamped Village Square in Caerau.
What is particularly satisfying, is that the project was a prominent part the regeneration strategy that we completed for area in 2007. Once the site was acquired by the Council we prepared a ‘concept design’ for improvements to the public realm and the buildings around it and it was implemented by Bridgend County Borough Council and formally launched yesterday morning.
It was great to see so many of the officers, Councillors and community members sharing in the success as it’s been a long and difficult battle for them, firstly to acquire the site that was previously such an eyesore and a real blight on the local community and then to improve it using such a small budget. We’re proud of the small part that we played in getting the scheme on the ground.