We are delighted Princes Circus - a new and improved landmark space - is now officially open! We’re proud to have supported Camden Council in transforming this underutilised space into a green and enjoyable new public square. New seating has been added, alongside planting creating a more connected, vibrant and welcoming public realm. By connecting Covent Garden and St Giles to Bloomsbury and the British Museum, the scheme facilitates active travel and sustainable movement while enhancing biodiversity.
Debbie Akehurst, Chief Executive of Central District Alliance commented;
‘I am deeply proud of our contribution to the transformative Princes Circus project.
Our mission at CDA has always been to act as a driving force for economic growth and visibility, creating spaces where ambition meets achievement and innovation fuels our thriving community.
Princes Circus is a testament to this mission. It has transformed an underutilised space into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly square that not only promotes safety and enjoyment, but also breathes new life into our district. By prioritising pedestrian and cycle safety and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the area, we have created a place that truly reflects the dynamic essence of our district.
This project is an example of the potential that lies in fostering open dialogue, collaborating with diverse stakeholders, and innovating towards a resilient future. Together with Camden Council and other partners, we are shaping the pulse of our city, turning road spaces into green spaces, and enhancing the prosperity of our region.’
Princes Circus forms part of the wider West End Project with improvements at Alfred Place and Tottenham Court Road.