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3 Architects Appointed to Oversee £100 Million Cycling Infrastructure In London

3 Architects Appointed to Oversee £100 Million Cycling Infrastructure In London
3 Architects Appointed to Oversee £100 Million Cycling Infrastructure In London, Though the schemes are not exactly as dramatic as Foster + Partners' Skycycle (pictured), they are part of a real commitment to make London more cycle-friendly. Image © Foster + Partners
Though the schemes are not exactly as dramatic as Foster + Partners' Skycycle (pictured), they are part of a real commitment to make London more cycle-friendly. Image © Foster + Partners

Roger Hawkins (Hawkins\Brown), Sunand Prasad (Penoyre & Prasad) and Peter Murray (New London Architecture) have all been appointed by the Mayor of London to oversee the implementation of £100 million worth of cycling infrastructure in the city.

The scheme will focus on three London Boroughs: Kingston, Enfield and Waltham Forest, each of which were awarded "mini-Holland" status - a reference to the cycling haven of the Netherlands which these areas of London will be modeled on. Each borough will nominate their own principal designers, but the three appointed architects, who all sit on the Mayor's design advisory panel, will be acting as consultant and client for a different borough.

Read on after the break for a rundown of the proposed changes

Peter Murray has been appointed to Kingston where he will work on the construction of a new cycling hub, the transformation of the plaza at Kingston Station and the creation of a riverside cycling boardwalk.

Enfield, overseen by Sunand Prasad, will be delivering three cycle hubs across the borough, as well as a network of cycling superhighways and new greenway routes.

Roger Hawkins will oversee the introduction of a semi-segregated superhighway along Waltham Forest's Lea Bridge Road, as well as the implementation of measures to improve cycling in residential neighborhoods.

Explaining their role on the projects, Hawkins said "One of the issues that we observe is often projects that involve transport get a lot of engineering emphasis and sometimes issues of placemaking and improvement of the public realm aren't necessarily at the front of a traffic engineer's mind.

"We'll be encouraging a more holistic design approach on these projects. Our ambition is to ensure quality of public space is being thought about."

Story via BD Online

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Cite: Rory Stott. "3 Architects Appointed to Oversee £100 Million Cycling Infrastructure In London" 06 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/513885/3-architects-appointed-to-oversee-100-million-cycling-infrastructure-in-london/> ISSN 0719-8884