Peterborough City Council required high-quality hard and soft landscaping and infrastructure upgrade to the busy public space around Peterborough Cathedral surrounded by historic buildings and retail and commercial premises.
There were several complex considerations surrounding the square’s location in the historic city centre and the need to demolish an existing office block on site:
- Careful removal and recycling of old surfacings
- Liaison with archaeologists to protect nearby listed structures/scheduled monuments and divert multiple underground services following the proposed construction depth
- How to ensure minimal disruption to the city’s infrastructure and nearby retail and commercial premises
- Development of water fountains as a central feature for the newly created space