World Squares for All

The picture-postcard image

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


Horse Guards Parade

Removal of all parked cars ... now a rediscovered ceremonial space implemented during the study period

A year ago



Route to River

Horse Guards Avenue resurfaced and landscaped, improved connections from the Royal Parks across Whitehall to the Thames


Horse Guards to River connection

The future

Royal Parks to the River Connection