West Harbour Key Project - Pier 8 Promenade Park

Pier 8 Promenade Park Rendering

The City of Hamilton is creating a promenade park on Pier 8 where visitors will enjoy access to the water’s edge. The promenade park, approximately 30 metres wide along the north and east edges of Pier 8, will be a vibrant space for a variety of activities and waterfront amenities.

This unique opportunity to shape Hamilton’s West Harbour waterfront calls for a unique design process. In order to create an innovative park that reflects the community’s vision for the waterfront, the City of Hamilton will host a design competition. Prominent designers and landscape architects will compete to have their interpretation of the community’s vision selected as the final design for the promenade park.

Rendering of the Pier 8 Promenade Park in West Harbour

Project timeline

April 4 to 27, 2017: Design Competition for Pier 8 Promenade Park launched and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) open to design community

April 20, 2017: Public meeting to review the park vision, objectives and elements

May 22 to August 3, 2017: Request for Proposals (RFP) open to shortlisted design competition participants

Week of August 7, 2017: Staff review submitted design proposals for technical feasibility

Week of August 14 to September 4, 2017: Design proposals are publicly presented at a public meeting and open for public comment online

Week of September 4, 2017: Jury reviews design proposals and public comments to determine competition winner

Week of September 11, 2017: Winning design is announced

Mid-September 2017 until late January 2018: Detailed design and tender documents are prepared

February 2018: Project is released to tender

Spring 2018: Construction on the park begins

Spring 2019: Construction of the park expected to be complete

Limited Design Competition for Promenade Park

The design vision, objectives and programmatic options for Pier 8 Promenade Park were included in the Pier 7 + 8 Urban Design Study and approved by Council in 2016.

City staff presented an overview of the design competition process and a summary of the design vision, objectives and programmatic options for Pier 8 Promenade Park to the West Harbour Development Sub-Committee on Monday, April 3, 2017:

Project documents can be viewed at www.biddingo.com/hamilton.