Wood Street has won the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Street 2017 Award.

As part of the Wood Street Inside Out project, East led a wide ranging design team which included graphic designers, makers and artists working on shopfront improvements as well as artists for the public art programme. The designs were developed in close collaboration with the local community as well as the Council’s Highways Department on the basic improvement to the street.

The project was nominated [anonymously] for the award, being described as ’the heart of a community’. Followed by a site visit by representatives from the Academy of Urbanism, where they were able to meet some of the people that make the street “tick”, Wood Street was announced the winner.