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Kirkwall park transformation to establish a civic multi-use space

May 17 2021

Kirkwall park transformation to establish a civic multi-use space

A public park in Kirkwall is to be extensively remodelled to form an accessible multi-use space by Orkney Islands Council.

Landscape architects HarrisonStevens have been commissioned to oversee the transformation of Papdale East Park, which will include de-culverting a burn and introducing new opportunities for active travel.

In the process, the area of windswept grassland would be upgraded into a biodiverse attraction with mitigating stormwater management measures taken to limit persistent flooding.

In a design statement HarrisonStevens wrote: "De-culverting the burn and creating a more naturalistic channel shaping, with a range of gradients, rocky areas, grassy banks, and so forth, also provides a significant potential for biodiversity."

As part of this work, a new play area and amphitheatre will be formed with new planting providing shelter and habitat. 


#1 Posted by MV on 17 May 2021 at 21:06 PM
If you tilt your head to the right, it looks like a bemused frog.
Rem Koolbag
#2 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 19 May 2021 at 17:20 PM
My head does not look like a bemused frog, tilted or otherwise. Thank you very much.

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