TOWNSHEND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
CARTER LANE QUARTER
Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed by the City of London to develop a public realm and streetscape strategy for the Carter Lane Quarter of the City which lies to the south of St Paul's Cathedral. The project is part of the City of London's 'Street Scene Challenge Initiative' and is being developed in partnership with Transport for London. The proposals include upgrading the existing Carter Lane Gardens to form a new space adjacent to the southern facade of the Cathedral, incorporating the new information centre designed by Make Architects. The design for the garden radiates from the Cathedral forming bands of seating, planting and lawn areas which surrounds a central plaza. The space will be used by the City of London for performances and events and will enhance the southern approach to the Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge. Through the application of shared space principles for the Carter Lane Quarter, conflicts between vehicular, pedestrian and cycle users will be resolved to make the lanes and gardens safer whilst retaining and enhancing the unique character and quality of the streets without restricting access.