145 City Road, Public Realm

Landscape Design can have an impact whether it is delivering a new national park or enhancing small corners of our urban realm. In the bustle of central London, so often we find ‘left over’ corridors between buildings are wind swept and unloved, or worse, allocated for bin storage, when they can offer a valuable source of greenery for passers-by and adjacent building occupants.

On City Road close to Old Street, we worked closely with architects Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Grey Yeoman, as well as contractors Mace, to transform a new small urban corridor, following the delivery of a new residential and adjacent office block development. Our Landscape Designers used hard and soft landscaping to provide both a clearly defined route through the site and spaces to sit and enjoy the sunshine.  A palette of warm yellows and greys seeks to entice people in, while steps and planting interplay to provide a range of spaces to sit quietly or interact.



Project Details

  • Public Realm sat between a residential block and an office building
  • Destination space

The Atlas Building at 145 City Road has recently been shortlisted for Development of the Year at the RESI Awards 2020.