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Bond Street, London, W1S 1SP
Public realm enhancements along Bond Street in London aimed to prioritise pedestrians and focus on improving the visitor experience. Working for Westminster City Council, in partnership with the New West End Company and Transport for London, architects Publica developed an elegant and unified design for Bond Street alongside traffic and transport specialists Norman Rourke Pryme and highway engineers WSP. The design, delivered by FM Conway and WSP, put pedestrian’s needs centre stage, with widened footpaths and seating, new paving and better pedestrian crossings. Tree planting and lighting complemented the design, which also enhanced the connections into the neighbouring areas of Mayfair and the West End.
Marshalls Natural Stone paving and kerbs were included in the original design specification and our specialist design team worked closely with the client on the product selection process. During the planning stages, several meetings were held at Marshalls Design Space in London to bring the project team together to look at samples and sign off the final colour palette for the combination of Yorkstone and Granite paving.
Overall, this reallocation of road space delivers a pedestrianised focus for Bond Street, making the street feel more like a shopping destination for visitors and less like a busy thoroughfare.