Ebrington Parade Ground, Derry
Client: Ilex
Architect: McAdam Design
Value: £6 million
Period: October 2010 - March 2012


The Ebrington Parade Ground has 14 listed buildings on the site, and a total of 19 of historic or architectural note. The design and construct works included substantial earthworks to create a multi-level and tiered paved and soft landscape amenity area with interconnecting steps and ramps, glass balustrades and a glass pedestrian bridge. Access to the PeaceBridge was formed through an opening made in the listed “Star Fort” walls. The surfacing includes a mix of granite setts, slabs and cubes and Kilkenny Blue Limestone along with Raisby self binding Golden Gravel and turfed sunken gardens over a total area in excess of 2 hectares.  Provision and installation of precast walling and granite clad r.c. retaining walls, foul and storm drainage, soft landscaping and bespoke lighting as well as granite and timber street furniture. Also included is the installation of a ground source heating system consisting of 34 No. 120m deep boreholes and 14 No manifold chambers and CCTV installation.