Kentish Town West serves a residential neighbourhood, however the station had become a focus of criminal activity, principally drug deals and prostitution. The ambition was to change public perception and work with the community and the police to deliver a safe and attractive station entrance.
The significant innovation was uplighting of the adjacent bridge and the removal of a wall with the permission of a local landowner, which cleared the sightlines and improved natural surveillance of the station entry. New signage, pavements and a cleaned up station façade completed the project. Anna project managed the design through planning permission to contract completion.
Feed-back was very positive with the local community feeling safer and liking the improved pavements. A police initiative was integrated into the regeneration program to ensure beat officers made regular patrols.
Project Type: Landscape Design
Location: London, UK
Contract Value: £20,000
Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, Regeneration, Contract Administration, Partnership Working