The Fairy Tale of Burscough Bridge project involved the creation of a series of small inter-linked squares and pedestrian routes (previously full of parked cars and clutter), incorporating bespoke furniture, paving, artworks, lighting, signage and a village clock.
The design celebrated and expressed the fascinating history of the area. The scheme was inspired by the simplicity and functionality of the canal and railway architecture, combined with the flamboyant spirit, colour, songs and traditions of the canal boats and the people who worked on them.
Hardscape's design team worked closely with West Lancashire District Council, Lancashire County Council, Burscough Parish Council and the local people to create a design, which would bring about a dramatic change in how the area was perceived, reinforcing a renewed sense of identity and community.
Hardscape was involved from the outset, particularly in the artistic paving around Wharf Square and the intricate carvings on the carved wall next to the bridge.
Products used included Tower sandstone slabs and setts and Royal White and Crystal Black waterjet-cut granite Artscape artwork.
As well as showcasing the company's quality craftsmanship and originality, this project demonstrated the ability of Hardscape to work closely and creatively with award-winning landscape architects and designers.