Special Judges Award for Sustainable Regeneration

GOLD: Graham Construction

PROJECT: Folkestone Harbour Regeneration

The Project

Central to the Harbour Regeneration project are attention to design excellence and the aspiration to realise long term regeneration goals that ensure Folkestone will have an economy that works for 12 months of the year. To prepare the harbour for the redevelopment involved dredging of the harbour area with excavated material subsequently utilised within the associated beach nourishment and erosion protection element. The reinstatement of a wooden boardwalk / promenade further added to the usability of this area. The public realm works included refurbishment of the historic rail swing-bridge to accommodate a new walkway inspired by New York’s Highline ‘Rails to Trails’ initiatives.

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