Fielden Wharf had been a blot on the landscape for well over a decade, and attracted a lot of anti-social behaviour. Thanks to a much-needed facelift, the site has been transformed from a derelict site into high-quality public space.
Fielden Wharf is used by local people, visitors and boat-owners. It offers a quality canal-side amenity with moorings and sanitary facilities for boat users, attractive flower beds, picnic tables for visitors and a number of sculptures designed by a local artist and school children.
The project received a commendation in the ‘Community’ category at the 2008 British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) Waterways Renaissance Awards Ceremony. The awards recognise best practice in sustainable waterway regeneration and development throughout the UK.