Our streets, squares, parks and gardens are valuable and important shared spaces in Central London for everyone to enjoy. Investing in enriching these spaces can support them to become more distinctive places to enjoy, welcoming places to connect or peaceful places to rest.
The CDA and Hatton Garden BIDs are working on a Place Plan, a strategic, coordinated approach to supporting streets and public spaces in the CDA and Hatton Garden BID areas. This approach includes identifying places where there may be an opportunity for the BIDs to support public space improvements that help celebrate neighbourhood identity, enrich the natural environment and promote sustainable movement.
We would like to share the following early-stage ideas, for discussion and initial consultation. The CDA and Hatton Garden BIDs would like to help bring forward improvements to shared spaces that are deliverable, impactful, and that benefit and are supported by a broad range of stakeholders. Please do share your thoughts on the developing ideas via the survey below, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This important street connects the British Museum to Covent Garden, and is enjoyed by residents, local workers and many visitors every year. We would like to share some early ideas that explore opportunities to support this neighbourhood’s vibrant culture and long history. This street could also become a safer environment for pedestrians, and a greener space to stop and rest for everyone. Please take a look at some of these suggestions in the early designs below, and share your thoughts through our survey at the top of this page.
A well-loved street market and shared space: Leather Lane is a historic street market and important pedestrian route through Hatton Garden. These early-stage ideas explore opportunities improve the quality of Leather Lane as a shared space for everyone and strengthen pedestrian priority, for example with greener places to stop and rest, and the lighting of buildings and trees to define local landmarks. Please take a look at some of the suggestions in the early designs below and share your thoughts through our survey at the top of this page.
A neighbourhood centre in the heart of Holborn: Red Lion Street connects High Holborn to Theobald's Road, and is home to independent shops and restaurants, offices, a university and a strong residential community. We would like to share some early ideas that explore opportunities to support Red Lion Street, for example with trees and plants, more lighting, or places to stop and rest. We would like to share some early ideas that explore opportunities to support Red Lion Street, for example with trees and plants, more lighting, or places to stop and rest. These ideas aim to support and build on Camden Council's Safe and Healthy Streets project for Red Lion Street. Please take a look at some of these suggestions in the early designs below, and share your thoughts through our survey at the top of this page.
A green oasis to discover in the heart of Clerkenwell: Benjamin Street and St John’s Gardens are located on a quiet route close to Farringdon station, leading towards Clerkenwell. The gardens are well used, but hidden from the main streets nearby. Clearer wayfinding at the junction of Benjamin Street with Turnmill Street could help to establish this route as a key walking and cycling link from the Elizabeth Line to Clerkenwell, raise awareness of this historic green space, and encourage people to stop and rest amongst nature. Increased biodiversity in St John’s Gardens could also help to enrich this lovely green space, for both people and nature.