The City of London’s ‘Aldgate Highway Changes and Public Realm Improvements Project’ has been named a winner in the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design.
The project, which was also named a Civic Trust Award Winner, was one of four projects selected for the accolade.
The multi-million-pound redevelopment of Aldgate for The City of London Corporation involved the re-routing of the existing 1960s gyratory to create a traffic-free, pedestrian-friendly public realm and one of the largest open spaces in the Square Mile.
The busy roads have been replaced with improved walking routes and a high-quality public space, which houses a contemporary pavilion designed by Make Architects. The square consists of an oval lawn area and bespoke water feature, surrounded by seating, soft planting and trees, providing an enlivened space for Londoners to enjoy throughout the year.
The Gillespies team was responsible for the re-design of the public realm, as well as the creation of the central square and the newly expanded churchyard gardens.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 at the Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, Manchester.