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22 Bishopsgate

​The City of London Corporation is consulting on changes in Crosby Square, Great St. Helen’s and Undershaft. Read the documents below and send us your comments by 29 January 2020.

Notice of Proposal (86KB)
Statement of Reasons (66KB)
Plans (1196KB)

Write to:

Department of the Built Environment
City of London Corporation
PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ

Quote reference: TraffOrder/DBE/CT-GL

The site at 22 Bishopsgate has been under development for over a decade but is now approaching completion. The project includes funding for changes to the streetscape around the building in Crosby Square, Great St. Helen’s and Undershaft.

The proposed changes are to make the area more pedestrian friendly in anticipation of an increase in footfall arising from the new 22 Bishopsgate building. Improving the streetscape for pedestrians and excluding motor vehicles forms part of the City of London’s Transport Strategy.

Crosby Square lies between 22 Bishopsgate and 1 Great St. Helen’s and provides access for servicing and it is proposed to restrict vehicles to those accessing the entrances to the buildings.

In Great St. Helen’s it is proposed to introduce restrictions on waiting and loading that will operate at all times. A loading bay that allows a stay of 40 minutes with no return within one hour is proposed in place of the motor cycle parking place to provide a facility for deliveries to premises in Great St. Helen’s and out into Bishopsgate. No additional motor cycle parking is proposed as the City’s Transport Strategy is to reduce private motor vehicle use. The disabled persons parking place will be moved to the eastern end of the carriageway.

In the section of Undershaft that lies from the entrance to the Church of St. Helen’s Bishopsgate to the southern extremity of the carriageway, ‘at any time’ loading restrictions are proposed. The carriageway will also be raised at the rear of No. 1 Great St. Helen’s to form a long flat top road hump to provide a step free route for pedestrians.

The carriageway in Great St. Helen’s and Crosby Square will also be raised to the level of the footway to provide a step free pedestrian environment.