Northern Ireland have been making big improvements to town centre public realms over the last few years and BBS have been proud to be a part of these huge schemes.
Recently, Lurgan and Portadown have benefitted from public realm works worth £1m to transform their town centres. New pathways, high quality public space, new street furniture along with trees and enhanced street lighting have helped to restore these old market towns and modernise them whilst preserving their unique character.
Lurgan was split into phases with contractor SIAC Construction redeveloping in phase 1 and McLaughlin & Harvey in Phase 2, RPS were the landscape architect throughout. Phase 2 of Lurgan’s revamp was launched in September 2012 and completed two years ago. BBS supplied Chinese granites to the project; G684 paving slabs along with G603 setts to form contrasting grids of silver grey around the square sections of dark grey paving.
Portadown’s landscape architecture was also designed by RPS with contractor SIAC Construction laying a mix of BBS Chinese granites. To create a colourful palette we supplied 5 granites in total including buff, light pink and silver grey.
Recent pictures of both towns are below showing our stone having settled in and being used.