We promote good urban design practice in London. We're helping to implement the Mayor's Good Growth by Design programme through our activities.
Our team of architects, urban designers and heritage experts provide specialist services to us, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and London boroughs.
We also work with Urban Design London. They provide training, network events and design review services.
Transformation of public realm adjacent to Highbury and Islington station. Existing gyratory to be replaced.
Managing design programme and output of permanent above-ground elements of Northern line extension, due to open in 2020.
Management of above-ground elements for proposed new Thames crossing, linking North Greenwich to Royal Docks.
We've been working with the GLA and London Borough of Newham to produce the Royal Docks Local Transport Design Guidance. This outlines our shared goal to create significant improvements to both the movement and place function of streets and spaces in the Royal Docks Opportunity Area.
Royal Docks Local Transport Design Guidance sections 1 & 2
Royal Docks Local Transport Design Guidance section 3
Royal Docks Local Transport Design Guidance sections 4-8
The Urban Design team worked with Urban Design London to produce two collections of recently completed schemes.
Better Streets Delivered 1 and 2 celebrate the ambition and success of recent public space projects that balanced user needs and increased the vitality and sense of place across London.
See guidance for all parts of public space and surfacing materials in the 195-hectare Opportunity Area:
Small Change, Big Impact is a practical guide to producing temporary, light touch and low-cost projects to change the way a street looks and feels. It forms part of our Healthy Streets Approach.