Leg in Boot Square
The design is based on a Italian hill village. Very carefully designed public space that does not work. Gordon Price said that this was because it is inaccessible by car. I disagree. I think it does not work due to the lack of tables and chairs. A couple of fixed benches is not enough. In an Italian hill village there would be at least one cafe and a bunch of market stalls too. There are three destination restaurants/pubs a short distance away – on top of the marina. Simply allowing uses in the retail spaces that gave people on the seawall a reason to stop would bring life to the square.