And it’s been long-due too. Several thousand trees will be planted, along with a variety of flowers and shrubs to add colour to the area. If the plans are anything to go by, it’s looking like a step in the right direction.
The regeneration project will see the introduction of new bicycle lanes, walkways, camping site, along with an extension of the dog park. Parts of the park that were inaccessible will eventually become reachable once the project is completed.
In addition to the existing park, more land will be added following the removal of an old concrete plant, bringing the total area to around 450,000m². Although there’s not timeline provided at the time of writing, it’s going to be a monumental project that should be well worth the wait.
Also worth noting is that the widest space will be home to a performance stage capable of housing a variety of acts. With a capacity of some 17,000 attendees, refreshment and merch stalls are also factored into the plans. With clinics and water reservoirs also thought of, it’s the kind of planning for the future we’ve so sorely needed as a nation.
Ian Borg said the new project is equal to the size of 63 football pitches and will come to a cost of €20 million.
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