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Public Realm design guidance

Supplementary Planning Document

This SPD sets out the City of London Corporation's vision for the public realm including the main principles for controlling change and informing street enhancement schemes and provides general guidance for street works to ensure there is consistency of form and quality.

City Public Realm SPD (5MB)

Technical manual

This technical manual is a reference document for designers and developers working on the public realm and private spaces in the City of London. It provides guidance on the material selection, visual aesthetic and quality expectations for surface materials, street furniture, trees and planting with the expectation that these elements will offer a lasting contribution to the streets and spaces of the City as a whole and should be responsibly sourced, robustly implemented and maintainable.

City Public Realm Technical Manual (5MB)

For more information, please email the Public Realm team.

28 February 2014
Last Modified:
18 March 2019