Brief: This is the latest phase in the extension of the public realm improvements to all parts of Waterford’s historic city centre. As well as the repaving of some of the city’s most important streets, the works include the redesign of the Applemarket.


A steel canopy structure provides a covered area for public gatherings and street performance, as well as supporting glazed coverings to the surrounding streets. The canopy has a reflective surface which adds drama to street life, reflecting the life of the citizens below. The palette of materials used on the ground includes the same pink granite and grey limestone as used in previous regeneration projects in the city.

Architects: dhb architects
Main Contractor: Murphy International
Consulting Engineer:
Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates
Structural Engineer:
Frank Fox & Associates
Quantity Surveyor:
Nolan Construction Consultants
M&E Engineer: Douglas Carroll
Lighting: Arup


Denise Maguire   Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine

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