The Bank Square Public Realm works were part of DSD’s Belfast Streets Ahead Programme and was the first project to be implemented from DSD’s Westside Regeneration Masterplan, published in September 2009. Public consultation took place in February 2010 a planning application was submitted in March 2011. Following approval in February 2012 and allocation of funding the construction contract was awarded to FP McCann in June 2013 and works commenced in July 2013, completing in December 2014.
The public realm works incorporated Bank Square, Bank Street, Berry Street, Chapel Lane and part of King Street. Works provided new granite paving on main footways and streets, Kilkenny blue limestone on Bank Square, directional lighting along Berry Street and Bank Street, bespoke lighting columns within Bank Square, new boundary treatments along the blank walls of the CastleCourt service yard and the Tesco’s service yard, removal of existing trees and replacement with mature planting within Bank Square and King Street.