World Squares for All

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The client identified 4 key requirements

People in the area

Traffic in the area

The studies confirm the need to improve the balance between people and traffic

What will happen to people and traffic

Trafalgar Square


Parliament Square

St Martin's Place and Northumberland Avenue

Horse Guards Parade and Route to River

Raleigh Gardens and Whitehall's hidden spaces

Old Palace Yard

Broad Sanctuary and Residential Areas


Strategy 1 Traffic

Strategy 2 Traffic

Where will the traffic go?

What will the strategies do?

Further factors to consider

Strategy 1 People

Strategy 2 People

Design choices

Environmental gain/traffic pain

A vision for the future

'World Squares for All'

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Who commissioned the study?

  • Westminster City Council
  • Government Office for London
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
  • English Heritage
  • Traffic Director for London
  • The Royal Parks Agency
  • The Two Houses of Parliament
  • London Transport

    Project Management by Westminster City Council

The study was commissioned following an European-wide competition to select a consultant team. The successful team was:

  • Foster and Partners
  • Halcrow Fox
  • Civic Design Partnership
  • Space Syntax Laboratory
  • Davis Langdon & Everest
  • Richard Burdett
  • Peter Walker and Partners
  • WET Design
Architects and Masterplanners
Transport Planning Consultants
Urban and Historic Advisor
Movement and Spatial Analysis
Cost Consultants
London School of Economics
Landscape Architects & Planners
Water Technology
The final recommendations are due in Spring 1998