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Urban Landscape Design in City of London, England, UK – design by East
11 Dec 2008
Farringdon Landscape Design
LDA appoints East to help shape the future of Farringdon
The London Development Agency (LDA) today announced the appointment of architects East to develop the vision for the redevelopment of Farringdon over the next 25 years.
Commissioned by the LDA’s Design for London, with funding from City of London Corporation, London Borough of Islington, London Borough of Camden, English Heritage, TfL- Interchange, Crossrail, GLA and the LDA’s Design for London, the Farringdon Urban Design Study will be carried out by East and will plan how Farringdon will manage the increased visitor numbers brought with the introduction of Crossrail and improvements to the Thameslink service.
Farringdon thrives on being a centre for the creative industries with lots of small businesses based in the area. East, supported by Alan Baxter Associates and Locum/Colliers CRE, will develop a strategy to guide how the boroughs can best respond to the changes taking place and steer future development.
Peter Bishop, Group Director for Design, Development and the Environment at the London Development Agency said:
“With the introduction of Crossrail and improvements to the Thameslink service, Farringdon will change considerably over the next 25 years. The Farringdon Urban Design Study will help to steer this change whilst understanding and respecting the unique nature of Farringdon and its special historic fabric .The LDA looks forward to working with East to develop the vision for the area.”
Dann Jessen, East Director said: “Farringdon is changing and always has. Its history is an ongoing record of exchange, rebuilding, re-use, servicing of the city, commercial dynamism and changing infrastructure. We are very happy to be involved in guiding its future alongside the LDA. The Farringdon Urban Design Study will consider the public realm up front to establish strong relationships between new and changing interiors and public spaces.”
Farringdon sits across the boroughs of Camden, Islington and the City of London and the urban design study will take into account the views of a range of organisations including boroughs, TfL, businesses and residents based in the area. Consultation will play an important role to help ensure that Farringdon is a place where people choose to work, visit and spend their leisure time and money.
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The London Development Agency aims to improve the quality of life for all Londoners – working to create jobs, develop skills and promote economic growth.
Design for London is part of the LDA and its role is to ensure that London’s development takes place within the context of an overall strategic vision, and to offer support and design advice to those who are working to transform London into a world-class 21st century city.
Farringdon Urban Design study In September, Design for London invited all 26 members of the Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design Framework Panel to tender for the Farringdon urban design study. A steering group consisting of representatives from City of London, LB Camden, LB Islington, English Heritage, GLA, Crossrail, TfL-Interchange, LDA and Design for London were responsible for reviewing all tender bids.
East is an award winning architecture, landscape and urban design practice established in London in 1995.East is interested in places, uses and the way they come about. Their work is internationally recognised for a patient and innovative role in adjusting and improving the urban fabric and its uses.
Recent projects span urban design studies, development frameworks, public realm design, green space design and public buildings and include the Acton Development Framework and Public Realm Implementation, the award winning Acton Town Square, the Moreland Children Centre in Islington and the Rainham Riverside Cafe and Walkway.
Building close by to Farringdon:
City Lit Building, 1-10 Keeley St
Allies & Morrison
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