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Area Enhancement Strategy

Liverpool Street

Area Enhancement Strategy

Situated in the north-eastern corner of the City of London, the Liverpool Street area is largely defined by the presence of Liverpool Street station, an important transport interchange and meeting point. The area provides a gateway to the City’s financial district, the fast developing new towers of the Eastern Cluster and popular destinations in the neighbouring boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets such as Hoxton, Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The arrival of Crossrail in 2018 will cause a substantial rise in user and visitor numbers and consequently place increased pressure on the area’s streets and spaces.

In 2011, the City of London commissioned Publica to produce The Liverpool Street Area Enhancement Strategy. Through active fieldwork, mapping, surveying and analysis, Publica uncovered the unique urban conditions and patterns of use within the area’s streets and spaces, as well as key challenges and recommendations for improving the quality of the public realm in the context of the ongoing changes.

The observations gathered informed the development of principles and strategic public realm design proposals, including opportunities for new public spaces, play, public art, street trees and improved wayfinding. It included principles for integrating the new Crossrail station entrances at Moorgate and Liverpool Street.

The Liverpool Street Area Enhancement Strategy was adopted by City Members in July 2013.

  • Title: Liverpool Street Area Enhancement Strategy
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Year: 2011-2013
  • Client: City of London