The Prow – also known as The Ship’s Bow – is the most northerly point of the Station Square Regeneration Scheme undertaken by Coleraine Borough Council (now Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council) in 2012.
It provides an excellent elevated vista over the West Bay, the harbour and on to Donegal. A popular area in Station Square, the Prow encourages visitors to linger longer and take in the views. It represents the prow, or bow, of a ship rising to a point and surmounted with two curved masts or bowsprits.
Lighting is a key design feature of the scheme adding another dimen’sion to the unique ambience of Station Square. The Prow and amphitheatre area are lit by low energy lighting which creates a bright welcome for both arriving visitors and residents alike.
The lighting is controlled by a computer programme and changes colour, rhythm and pace on a 15 minute cycle. The effect is to engage visitor interest in the obvious quirkiness which is the essence of Station Square.