Folkestone Harbour Square
Folkestone seafront is currently undergoing a comprehensive regeneration. As part of this, the former underused market area fronting the historic harbour has been transformed into Folkestone Harbour Square. The square, with its interactive fountain, is now a popular spot, enjoyed by local residents and visitors alike.
By day, the water morphs from modest jets to great shimmering arcs, surprising those who venture near. By night, the space is transformed as individually illuminated jets bathe the square in a radiant glow.
The squeals of happy children are a testament to the success of the feature, which has totally transformed this part of the town. While the square is a social hub for people living in and around the harbour all year round, it is particularly popular during the summer months, when visitors flock to cool off in the fountains.
- Location: Folkestone, UK
- Client: The Folkestone Harbour Company
- Services: Design, build, management, maintenance
- Features: Bespoke multi-position jets, bespoke LED lights
- Partners: Guy Hollaway Architects, Cardy Construction
We prototyped and developed a new multi-position jet for this feature. The jet allows water streams to be sent vertically, or thrown in a wide arc from the same fixed nozzle element.
This provides an element of surprise for the children splashing in the fountain and is excellent entertainment for those watching from the square.