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The Barbican and Golden Lane Area Strategy was approved in December 2015 and it is an update of the 2008 Barbican Area Enhancement Strategy. The new strategy considers the spaces within the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates and the streets and highways surrounding them.

​The updated strategy sets out the key findings about the area, a vision for a Cultural Hub, and a series of overarching objectives for the district, leading to potential projects. The latter are intended to illustrate how objectives for the strategy could be delivered.

Many changes to the area, inluding the arrival of Crossrail services at Moorgate and Farringdon and significant development on the area's perimeter streets, are expected over the next 5-10 years. Collectively these changes provide the City of London with a unique opportunity to enhance the environment for the local community and deliver an internationally significant cultural destination.

As part of the development of the updated area strategy, the City of London undertook a two-stage consultation. The first stage, between July and September 2014, focused on gathering information about the area's issues and opportunities, from key stakeholders, the local community and the wider public. This produced key findings around which consultants developed the draft area strategy.

​During the early stages of developing the Draft Strategy, information was gathered from a wide variety of sources. Pedestrian movement experts Space Syntax carried out an initial survey and analysis of how people move through the area.

The second stage, between May and July 2015, involved a consultation on the draft area strategy. The strategy was reviewed and amended in light of the comments received.

Barbican consultation July 2015 final report (1MB)

Barbican and Golden Lane Area Strategy (15MB)

Barbican and Golden Lane Area Strategy Evidence Base (30MB)


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