The well-known Recreation Grounds on the Ramore headland in Portrush is a key destination for visitors to Northern Ireland’s beautiful North Coast. The area has provided visitors and the local community with sports, recreation and leisure facilities for the last 100 years.
Unfortunately, over the years the location had become rundown and underused. Due to the condition of the site, many areas had been closed off to the public.
Funding was approved for a refurbishment to improve the overall appearance and encourage more people to use and enjoy the site. The new scheme will feature an adventure play park, large event space, a bowling green, refreshed street furniture and a changing places accessible toilet.
The overall design of the new area was to revamp and modernise the space. Hard landscaping was required for the area around the new bowling green. Due to the level of expected footfall, it was important to consider hard-wearing but aesthetically pleasing paving options.
Hard-wearing, aesthetically pleasing paving options were required to bring life back to well known tourist destination
Portrush Recreation Grounds is a key destination for visitors to Northern Ireland’s beautiful North Coast. The location is such a well-known spot, providing visitors and the local community with sports, recreation and leisure facilities for the last 100 years.
Unfortunately, due to wear and tear over the years the location had become rundown and underused. Due to the condition of the site, many areas had been closed off to the public.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council with the support of Department for Communities and the UK Government Levelling Up Fund, have approved a refurbishment. The renovation hopes to improve the appearance of the Recreational Grounds.
For the area surrounding the bowling green, suitable paving was required. Due to the high level of footfall expected and the modern design of the scheme, it was important to consider hard-wearing yet aesthetically pleasing paving options.
Tobermore’s Fusion in a mixed palette ensured the area stood out
With a modern detailed design planned, Tobermore suggested a mixed palette using a range of colours to encourage the area to stand out. Being so close to the north coast with the beautiful surroundings a touch of vibrance was suggested.
Fusion, with its vibrant appearance and manufactured with sparkling natural granite aggregates was the perfect choice. The extensive range of colours helped to create a unique paving pattern for the area with a mix of Sandstone, Graphite, Mid Grey and Silver.
Tobermore’s Fusion Kerb and Edge was also used. As the perfect accompaniment to the Fusion block paving, it helped to complete the area.