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Public Realm enhancement strategies

The City of London Corporation has developed strategies for areas of the City to improve the streets and public spaces. The strategies are based on the need for future sustainable growth. They have been published following consultation with local residents and City workers and reflect the City Corporation's and Mayor of London's planning and transportation policies.

For more information email the Public Realm Team


Aldgate and Tower area enhancement strategy PDF (32MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/15/2020

The Aldgate and Tower Area Strategy provides a framework for transport and environmental improvements within the area, guiding the long term changes as sites are re-developed, whilst providing the context for short or medium term actions aimed at improving the streets and spaces.

Bank area enhancement strategy PDF (31MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/28/2020

The Bank Area Enhancement Strategy sets out the City’s vision for road danger reduction, transportation and public realm improvements in the Bank area. The strategy aims to improve road safety and function of Bank junction for all modes of transport, create inclusive and accessible pedestrian environment and provide an environment that can accommodates future growth of the City.

Barbican and Golden Lane area strategy PDF (9MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 3/09/2021

The Barbican and Golden Lane area strategy sets out an overarching vision for the district, striking balance between the needs of residents, workers and visitors, support for cultural hub development, and protecting the values and unique qualities of the listed Barbican and Golden Lane estates and gardens.

Chancery Lane area enhancement strategy PDF (10MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/13/2020

The main objective of the Chancery Lane Area Enhancement Scheme was to create a high-quality street environment that made the area more pleasant and easy to use for workers, residents and visitors to the area. Cycling and walking were made more convenient as public highways and open spaces were better connected and easier to use through a series of street enhancements. These improvements built on the unique character of the Chancery Lane area as the City’s legal quarter, emphasising its rich architectural and cultural heritage, encouraging its growing retail and leisure facilities.

Culture Mile Look and Feel strategy PDF (8MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/08/2020

Culture Mile is an initiative, which aims to transform the north-west corner of the Square Mile. It is led by a partnership of the City of London Corporation, the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and Museum of London. The 'Look and Feel' public realm strategy, developed with Fluid, aims to improve way-finding, signage and public spaces across the Culture Mile to provide a fitting welcome and enhanced environment for visitors to the cultural institutions in the area and animate the public realm, so it becomes destination itself. The strategy sets out aspirations for the transformation of this area into a major cultural and creative destination.

Culture Mile Public Realm Identity guidelines PDF (30MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/08/2020

The Culture Mile Public Realm Identity Guidelines, developed with Growth Industry and Wolfstrome Design, delivers guidance and principles for the expression of the Culture Mile brand in the public realm. The report sets out principles for animating and announcing the area to visitors, identifies a colour palette, materials and locations for expressing the brand for maximum impact. Future projects in Culture Mile will all refer to these guidelines.

Liverpool Street area enhancement strategy PDF (60MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/13/2020

The Liverpool Street Area Enhancement Strategy has been developed to provide prioritised enhancement proposals for public realm and road danger reduction in the Liverpool Street station area. The Strategy identifies current issues and future demands, and sets out a framework for addressing these within the context of existing policies and guidance to provide an improved, accessible, functional and safe environment that supports the increased pedestrian footfall in the area.

Riverside Walk area enhancement strategy PDF (6MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/08/2020

The Riverside Walk Enhancement Strategy identifies current issues and pressures for change and sets out a framework for addressing them within the context of existing policies and guidance, based on clear evidence of need and the requirements for sustainable growth.

The City Cluster Vision PDF (22MB)

PDF documentDate submitted: 1/08/2020

The City Cluster is an expanding part of the City with an increasing working population and a growing number of visitors. The streets and spaces must respond to these changes in order to maintain the area’s attractiveness as a world-class business destination and increasingly as a hub for culture and leisure. This Vision is focused on what happens between the buildings and how we can make the public spaces more attractive, safe and welcoming. The desire is to create outstanding public spaces, which in combination with a dynamic range of curated events, will become destinations in their own right.