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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 dominated by Liverpool Street station, an important transport interchange and meeting point. The area provides a gateway to a number of locations including 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. Significant new development, including the arrival of Crossrail, will cause a substantial rise in user and visitor numbers and consequently place increased pressure on the area’s streets and spaces.

The Liverpool Street Area Enhancement Strategy was commissioned from Publica by the City of London in 2011. The strategy sets out a public realm vision for the whole City fringe area over the next 10 years. The purpose of the study was to identify character and use in the area in order to outline key issues and opportunities and create a set of prioritised proposals for improvements to the area’s public realm.

Through research, mapping, surveying and analysis Publica revealed the unique urban condition and patterns of use within the area’s streets and spaces. This wider area analysis was followed by a detailed study of the City of London’s identified key opportunity areas. The observations gathered fed directly into the development of drawn principles and strategic public realm design proposals, and included opportunities for new public spaces, play, public art, street trees and improved wayfinding, as well as principles for integrating the new Crossrail station exits 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