This scheme was part of a programme of projects being developed through the Marriott’s Way Implementation & Delivery Plan 2015-2025. The Barn Road Gateway was identified through the public consultation as a significant problem and was consequently a high priority in the plan. A number of factors were identified as likely to reduce the usage of the site, including:
This project aimed to address these issues
The GNGB contributed £45,000 towards works to address these issues, alongside an £8000 contribution from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and other funding streams. The programme of works to enhance the Barn Road entry to Marriott’s Way successfully achieved the following outcomes:
Marriott’s Way is a key strategic Green Infrastructure site in Greater Norwich, as well as a valuable route for physical activity and active travel. This project improves the quality of existing Green Infrastructure in order to encourage the local community to use it, and therefore enhance their health and wellbeing. The design of the project was careful tailored to protect the historic remains of the railway, and provide the added benefits of reducing street clutter and antisocial behaviour.