Waterford Triangle Wins ‘Great Place’ Awards at Academy of Urbanism Awards
- Waterford’s Viking Triangle, Academy of Urbanism “Great place winner” announced at the awards ceremony in London, hosted by U+I, this week. -
Dublin, 18th November 2016 – The Waterford Triangle development was led by Colliers International Destination Consulting service. Colliers led the project planning for Waterford’s Viking Triangle in 2010/11; undertaking market research, concept development, market positioning, place branding, business planning, delivery and management strategy for Waterford City Council in 2010/11, our work also helped to secure significant funding from Fáilte Ireland.
The team at Colliers International developed a vision for the Viking Triangle as “the distinctive heritage and cultural district of Waterford city centre” that will provide a vibrant experience that will attract more visitors and encourage them to make repeat visits, stay for longer and spend more money.
This is the third Colliers Destination Consulting Ireland project to have won an Academy of Urbanism award in recent years, following wins by Cork and Oliver Plunkett Street.
In 2016, Destination Consulting Ireland has been advising on the urban development and revitalisation of Longford, a 5-year masterplan for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, is working with Fáilte Ireland on a fresh regional destination and feasibility study and internationally with Colliers offices on projects such as the new Pier District in St Petersburg, Florida; the huge 44 ha Yongsan Station District in Seoul City Centre and a Fashion & Creative district in Shanghai.
Waterford Triangle won in its category against competition from Greenwich Market, London and Leicester Market, Leicester.
The award is one of five given out annually by The Academy of Urbanism to recognise the best, most enduring or most improved cities, towns, neighbourhoods, streets and places. Voted on by Academicians, who include leading architects, planners and developers, each award looks at a number of social, economic and environmental factors, including good governance and commercial success.
Roger Hobkinson Director Destination Consulting in Ireland remarks, “this was a great project to work on and provides an excellent case study as to how a city undergoing challenging times, took control and through proactive local leadership did the hard yards of detailed project planning to deliver a fresh story that has helped to reboot Waterford City Centre.”
Destination Consulting by Colliers International provides leading edge advice to property, places and destinations seeking competitive advantage in a changing world.
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