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Cousin Lane

A montage of the new design of Cousin Lane

​The City of London is delivering an enhanced public space along Cousin Lane in conjunction with the development at Cannon Bridge House. The proposed scheme will enhance Cousin Lane and provide an attractive, safe and accessible walking route, particularly the many users of the Riverside Walk.

Scheme design

The works started on Monday 28 November 2016 and are phased in order to minimise disruption. The work phases (560KB) may be subject to change, and we will update this page if the dates are altered. Please see the scheme design plan (390KB) for more information on the public realm enhancements.

Please read our latest e-bulletin published fortnightly during the works, which provides updates on progress and gives advanced notice of road closures and other temporary arrangements.

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If you have any queries about the project, please email

The works take place during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm, with no noisy work taking place between the hours of 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 4pm, with noisy work taking place between the hours of 8am - 4pm on Saturday only.

If you have any concerns regarding day-to-day construction management please contact the Corporation's term contractor JB Riney:

Public Liaison Officer
Chris Jackman
07720 092 479

Design summary

The carriageway in Cousin Lane will be raised to the existing footway level and surfaced with granite setts. This will create a sense of space within the local area and improve accessibility for wheelchair users, pram users and people with mobility impairments, by providing level access across the lane. The granite kerb lines will be maintained along the length of the street to preserve the existing carriageway/footway proportions.

The existing footway will be paved with York Stone to create an enhanced pedestrian environment.

Up lighters will be installed at the bottom of each archway of the Cannon Street Station building as it adjoins Cousin Lane. This will enhance the street scene outside daylight hours and will improve the heritage assets.

It is also proposed to undertake an experimental Pedestrian Zone Traffic Order upon completion of the enhancement scheme, to rationalise vehicles entering Cousin Lane. This Order will be access only, allowing occupier's vehicles to enter the Lane whilst restricting other vehicles. Subject to monitoring during this process, it will also be assessed whether a timed closure to vehicles is required. This experimental order will emphasise the pedestrian priority of the area during peak usage periods and enhance the walking environment.

08 November 2016
Last Modified:
15 May 2017