Castlerock, Ireland

Project: Castlerock, Ireland

The four year regeneration of Castlerock, the tranquil coastal town which lies along the north coast of Ireland, has injected new life into the quaint, picturesque area over the summer of 2014.

In October 2009, Colin Buchanan & Partners Ltd was commissioned by Coleraine Borough Council to carry out a regeneration audit and prepare a Development Plan and Action Plan for Castlerock. The conclusion that Colin Buchanan & Partners Ltd came to was that the council needed to introduce a strategic imperative by firstly improving the relationship between the beach and the village by upgrading beach access and management, encouraging beachfront events and activities and achieve Blue Flag status by securing the highest standards of maintenance. This is in addition to the development of new tourist attractions within the town of Castlerock, the diversification of new accommodation offerings, upgrading existing walkways, signage and connections with National Trust properties, promoting the integration of the key groups within the local community and facilitating business development over a period of four years.

With the availability of forest and coastal walks, pony trekking, tennis, bowls, a beautiful course golf offering magnificent views of County Donegal, sea bathing, surfing, and The Bar Mouth, one of the most fruitful bird-watching sites in the north of Ireland, Castlerock has attracted thousands of visitors over the last year. McAdam Design has designed the redeveloped seafront which has a new paved landscaped area consisting of Tobermore finest paving products. This has achieved the goal of Coleraine Borough Council in upgrading beach access and management, as well as securing impeccable standards of maintenance. The widely respected Lagan Construction also acted as main contractor on this scheme.

Tobermore's sparkling Sienna paving in gorgeous Graphite & Silver was chosen for the landscape at Castlerock seafront, which blends perfectly with the beautiful, relaxed atmosphere of the location. Sienna encompasses a coarse textured surface, exposing glittering granite aggregates which provide a distinctive appearance similar to natural granite. Sienna guarantees to create a unique look for any application.