Lancaster Square Routes
Artists and architects Amenity Space (Nicky Kirk and Tony Broomhead) were appointed as lead artists to work with landscape architects Gillespies on the redevelopment of Market Square, Sun Square and the connecting spaces between them in central Lancaster.
The artists developed concept design proposals as well as a ‘podwalk’, film and treasure hunt. These elements were produced to engage local people during the public consultation process.
Amenity Space’s designs incorporated a raised area or podium for performances and exhibitions in Market Square, a lockable stage with storage for chairs in Sun Square, and an overhead canopy for Horseshoe Corner with an incorporated sound artwork. The designs were specifically intended to accommodate and support the large number of creative organisations and events in Lancaster and nearby Morecambe (such as The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster Jazz Festival, More Music, and Get it Loud in Libraries). The artistic element of the Square Routes project was led by Suzanne in collaboration with the Forward Planning team at Lancaster City Council.