Drift Park, Wales

Budget: £4.5 Million

Project Team: BCA Landscape & Broadbent Studios

Awards: Landscape Institute Award 2008, RTPI Award 2008, West Lancashire Design Award 2009

This multi award winning new seafront park was inspired by the meeting of coastal processes and the interventions used to control them and celebrates the fascinating heritage of Rhyl in the form of a ‘beachcombing’ artwork experience.

 “It was not architecture that was needed to regenerate the sea front: that could come later. They needed someone who knew how to make thoughtful marks on the land. It needed a sensibility to understand the forms of the sand and the fauna and flora of the seaside – a team who would drink in the knowledge of the local historians about this once remarkable sea-front, and engage businesses and politicians and local schoolchildren, so that all ages and communities could feel a sense of ownership. All this is included in BCA Landscape’s wonderful mark-making on new land forms at Rhyl’s new west promenade.” – Tom Leitener RSAW – Touchstone