Alan Baxter along with East Architects has prepared an Urban Design Study for this area which will experience major change in the coming years. Soon, Farringdon will become one of the best connected areas in London.
The upgrade and increase of frequency of Thameslink and the building of a Crossrail station here will have a major impact on the area by tripling the number of people using Farringdon station, resulting in significant pressure for development as well as changes in the character of its streets and public realm.
Our study has established a framework for the public realm that responds to the area’s intensification over the next twenty-five years. We have made recommendations on how to ensure high quality public spaces, appropriate development, and efficient interchange between modes of transport as the area adapts to a radically different pattern of movement.