Redesigning Old Street roundabout
Exciting ideas to redesign Old Street roundabout and create an “iconic gateway” for the area are available to see and comment on.
A public exhibition opened today (12 February) at 2-4 Old Street Yard (1st Floor, Building 3), London EC1Y 8AF (behind the White Collar Factory) – a two-minute walk from Old Street roundabout. The exhibition will be open weekdays between 12 February and 2 March, from 12 noon to 6pm.
Self-sustaining botanical farm with art and tech platform by Fereday Pollard
Islington Council launched the open call for design ideas in December, together with the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council, as part of the major redesign of the 1960s roundabout. More than 120 registrations of interest were received, and 39 entries have been longlisted for the public exhibition.
The council is looking for innovative design concepts that encompass public art and embrace the spirit of “Tech City” – the technological, economic and cultural powerhouse around Old Street.
Talepoints by Atelier Chan
The winning design will be announced before the end of March. It will influence some of the works taking place this year as part of a wider highway transformation scheme. This includes segregated cycle lanes, low level cycle signals and new surface-level pedestrian crossings, plus two new station entrances. The north-western “arm” of the roundabout will be permanently closed, creating an attractive new pedestrianised public space.
After the public has had their say on their preferred design idea, a judging panel will consider all the feedback received and decide on a shortlist of the best design ideas.