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Peace IV Shared Spaces

Springfield Dam

  • Springfield Dam revamp

    Springfield Dam on Springfield Road reopened to the public in December 2020 following a major £1.2 million redevelopment.

  • Key improvements

    Improved access to and around the site

    • entrance points around the park, including a signature pedestrian access point to the north of the site
    • car parking, including accessible parking spaces
    • a pedestrian bridge crossing the dam will help to integrate the site by providing access to the new pathway and recreational facilities along the east bank

    Recreational facilities

    • viewing platforms along the east bank of the dam
    • a circular pathway will provide quiet and scenic places for walking, jogging and exercising
    • a modular classroom will provide a year-round meeting place for schools and community groups
    • dedicated outdoor event space will enable fairs and community events to take place

    Environmental enhancements

    • floating islands and wildflower planting will provide additional habitat for birds and wildlife
    • the existing ecological richness of the area will be enhanced through additional planting throughout the site

    Overall site enhancements

    • by reconnecting the dam and park we will create a new signature civic space with improved access, recreational facilities and environmental enhancements
    • a viewing area will provide a place to take in the vista while information panels will outline the history of the dam
    • lighting and fencing throughout the park will ensure an attractive and uniform look throughout the site
  • Funding

    The project is part of the first phase of the Forth Meadow Community Greenway project.

    We delivered the project thanks to funding from the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding was provided by the Department for Communities 

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  • Watch

    This video, recorded after the new bridge was installed at Springfield Dam, describes how the project will help connect communities and regenerate the area.

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