Our designs for a major new public square in central London have been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Public Spaces Award (unbuilt Category). The awards celebrate new or rediscovered spaces; parts of London that have been given new life through improvements to streets, squares, playgrounds, or parks.
We are currently leading delivery of the St Giles Square with a hard and soft landscaping design which has a bold geometry that evokes the spirit of the Sixties whilst responding to the historic St Giles context, tying the overall complex together, helping it read as one composition.
St Giles Square will be animated with new spaces for restaurants and shops behind continuous glazed frontages. New pedestrian routes will allow people to flow through the site, whilst new bespoke public seating will be provided under a canopy of seasonal trees which will create calm within a busy interchange.
The jury will be looking for schemes of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.