A distinctive, lively new city centre square with a design inspired by the history of this part of Norwich - the weaving quarter.
As part of a proposal to redevelop a large out of date 1960's shopping centre Sheils Flynn has developed detailed design proposals for a new public square in the centre of Norwich. The existing public realm is reconfigured to provide legible pedestrian routes with links to city landmarks and a vibrant central meeting/performance space surrounded by shops and cafes. The distinctive paving pattern is inspired by the repetitive vertical lines in the 'bar code' of the weavers' pattern books, a reference to the Norwich wool and silk weave industry, which used to flourish in the area. Groups of specimen trees and structured mounds planted as wildflower meadows at gateways to the Square are designed to assist orientation.