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

Whitehall

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

Consultation

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

10

Old Palace Yard


Today


The scheme for Old Palace Yard recently approved by the House retains the Peers' car park

A long term ambition
A vision of what could be achieved if alternative arrangements were found to accommodate parliamentary cars in the area.

A new public place with clearer identity - enhancement of the World Heritage Site