London, United Kingdom | 2015-
Located within Westminster’s Church Street area, the Luton Street residential project will provide 150 new homes and create a landmark, design-led development comprised of both public and private realm. Our landscape design seeks to tie the new development into the local area and includes a ‘Green Spine’ – a new public landscaped route through the development. Other landscape elements include courtyard gardens, private gardens for private residents, several small street-level gardens for social housing, brown roofs, and climber planter walls within streetscape improvements.
The landscaping considers sustainable urban drainage solutions and initiatives, the provision of natural play spaces and the retention of large sections of the historic railway wall, with references incorporated into the landscaping. New trees and a mix of plant species improve the ecological merit of the site. The design also allows for public art opportunities and the creation of a small public square at the end of the Green Spine. Furthermore, the plans include the reopening of the historic north-south access route between Fisherton Street and Salisbury Street, which will be car-free.
The project was submitted for planning in September 2017. Following anticipated approval in Spring 2018, works are due to commence on site in June 2018 with full completion scheduled for August 2020.