Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 23 November 2014

The Town of Sandy Row - Sandy Row regeneration

The third year architecture students of Queen’s University Belfast have been working on master plans for the regeneration of Sandy Row and the surrounding area; in an attempt to discover how best to address the decline of recent decades.

Sandy Row - The Town of Sandy Row
Sandy Row - The Town of Sandy Row

We believe for the sustainable development of Sandy Row any proposal should be sensitive to the culture and society that already exists.

Our ethos was “small scale interventions with big results”.

Identifying the needs of the city and the needs of the community of Sandy Row we wanted to reinforce the idea of the area as an individual town. In this way the people of the community would take control of the introduction of new developments.

Our proposals are: to develop green spaces to emphasise existing community ties, to develop the main street of Sandy Row with a public square and new commercial outlets directly relating to the needs of the community, to develop education facilities to work with the Linfield Business Park and to create additional residential housing that actually relates to the community.

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