Greystones Harbour Marina, Co. Wicklow
The new Greystones Harbour has been transformed into a vibrant community focal point using AG innovation, offering not just a social amenity to residents but also a tourist attraction and docking port for boating enthusiasts.
Situated on the east coast of Ireland bordering the Irish Sea, the materials used had to withstand the harsh seaside elements and the demands of substantial pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
With a proven track record in projects of this nature and relevant product innovation, AG was a natural partner to answer the brief designed by architect Ronan Mac Diarmada of RMD Architects and main contractor, John Sisk & Son. The challenge was to create a social space which would last and be visually appealing for now and future generations.
AG’s TerraPave® premium granite flagstone was chosen as the core element in this hard landscaping scheme for both its natural stone appearance, hard-wearing properties and its proven track record on similar, high-profile public realm and commercial projects.
Architects RMD sought to embrace the wider geographical canvas, which incorporated the Irish Sea, by choosing TerraPave®’s stunning Rimini and complementing it with Florento Ground – all-in-all a perfect combination for a scheme where the architectural team were seeking to blend durability with a contemporary look and feel.
As part of their commitment to the project the contractor undertook a 25-year maintenance programme and, now complete, the harbour provides the perfect example of AG’s high profile public realm and commercial experience in action.
The amenity has also achieved the challenging task of catering for rural and urban tastes by incorporating design and landscaping techniques that create an aesthetically pleasing shared space location.