Trafalgar Square Redevelopment

Looking at transport choices: encouraging walking and providing attractive, accessible public transport, low-energy electric vehicles, and enabling virtual meetings by implementing state-of-the-art communications technology to reduce business travel.

Trafalgar Square Redevelopment
UK
1996 - 2003

The transformation of Trafalgar Square represents the first phase of the practice’s ‘World Squares for All’ masterplan – the culmination of years’ of work to improve the urban environment in the heart of London. Its design is the result of a careful balancing act between the needs of traffic and pedestrians, the ceremonial and the everyday, the old and the new. The extensive research phase involved two major studies of traffic and pedestrian movement and consultations with more than 180 public bodies, as well as with thousands of individuals.