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Farringdon Urban Design Study

Farringdon is a ‘fringe’ on the edges of three local authorities. A focus on the railway corridor/ Farringdon Road and the new Crossrail station looked at ways to deliver new urban spaces that are able to create improved networks for access, complementing limited public space and ensuring permeability. The project included detailed guidance for the public realm as well as options for development. Methods of mitigating limited land availability were instigated, including a new, large bridge across the railway, a selective rooftop development which took views of St Paul’s Cathedral into account, and new rail-side developments set into the rail-side cuttings, addressing the challenge of invigorate and connect the city.

Client:
City of London/Islington/LDA

Brief:
Urban Design Framework

Key collaborators:
ABA

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