THE ENGINEER'S ROLE IN TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENT

This paper gives an outline of the part played by the municipal engineer in town centre development. The author illustrates it with examples taken from the city of Swansea. He first gives a brief account of the city's quadrant scheme to re-develop its war-damaged centre. The scheme has been prepared by consultants and after 15 revisions has been finalized. The author discusses the various problems that have had to be resolved. These include building line problems which were complicated by the siting of an old rising main; the extinguishment of highways and their pedestrianization; and problems associated with sewers, both old and new. Problems arising from public transport services are discussed at rather greater length, and in particular the routes of bus services. He then deals with mains and services, realignment of which has been strongly opposed by the consultants because of the effect of possible faults on traders. The author concludes by briefly discussing the future, in which the engineer will be concerned with the demolition of buildings, the construction of bridges and underpasses, and possibly with the design and construction of a multi-storey car park. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 36-38
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 102
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM