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Baker Street

Public Realm Study

Baker Street

Public Realm Study

In January 2014, the Baker Street Quarter Partnership commissioned Publica to undertake a study of Baker Street and its surroundings. The Partnership is currently working with Westminster City Council, Transport for London and other stakeholders to consider the removal of the one-way traffic gyratory system that runs through the area, and the potential introduction of two-way traffic to both Baker Street and Gloucester Place.

Baker Street is a key, connecting route between Oxford Street and Regent’s Park. There is great opportunity to enhance it through tailored public realm upgrades to build identity, quality, better connections for pedestrians and cyclists and more enlivened spaces. Publica’s work considered the district’s streets and spaces holistically. By studying the area’s character and latent assets in detail, we identified sites of opportunity, developing ideas to consider how the gyratory removal project might be optimised to unlock further opportunities. These include the connections between Baker Street and Regent’s Park, Baker Street and Marylebone stations, and Portman Square and Oxford Street.

Publica’s report is now being used to facilitate dialogue about next steps for the improvement of Baker Street and its connected spaces; to build consensus on the improvement of the area’s public realm; and as a guide for the future commissioning of individual projects and spatial upgrades.

  • Title: Baker Street Public Realm Study
  • Location: City of Westminster, London
  • Year: 2013–2014
  • Client: Baker Street Quarter Partnership