Andy Sturgeon, winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show awards, will be responsible for greening the street, while London Architects John McAslan + Partners (the team behind the transformation of King’s Cross Station), has been appointed to the public realm works.
The plan proved popular with local residents with 75% of the respondents supporting the plans. Kensington & Chelsea council leader Elizabeth Campbell said; “This project will breathe life into our high-street”.
Murray Birrell has surveyed below pavement areas fronting the street, which
included inspecting the condition of coal cellars and lightwells as well as using laser scanning equipment. This aspect being carried out by our regular sub consultant,
Our survey data for the areas (more than 150 in total) has been collated and reports issued to the main design team to incorporate into their final proposals, including any necessary the appropriate positioning of landscaping features where there this a cellar or lightwell present below.
We are also charged with developing contract documents and are working with a structural engineer, Heyne Tillett Steel, to manage a package of works to infill a number coal cellars of ahead of the main Public Realm. These works comprise infilling a number of coal cellars to allow for the aforementioned landscaping and vehicle parking bays to be located above.
The main Public Realm work is scheduled to begin later this year and is expected to be completed in 2023/2024.