Greener, cleaner and more pedestrian friendly spaces to create a welcoming environment
Re-watch the online briefing on Environment and Sustainability.
Proposed improvements to the public spaces are underpinned by 6 principles.
Celebrating the character of the area through art and culture
We intend to use artistic elements and cultural activity to animate and celebrate this part of London. There are various 'gateways' into the Triangle that provide an opportunity for creative elements to be incorporated into the public spaces. We also want to celebrate the route of the Tyburn River (now culverted), which runs beneath Marylebone Lane and South Molton Lane before heading south to join the Thames near Millbank Tower.
Increased biodiversity and a green environment
As part of our commitments as a founding partner of the Wild West End, we are aiming to create an attractive and green urban environment, naturally cooled by a variety of trees and plants. The public spaces are being designed to encourage interactions between people and wildlife, harnessing the benefits this can bring for people’s health and wellbeing.
We will retain the mature tree at the north of the Triangle, outside Grays Antiques, as well as introducing greening at terrace and roof levels where possible. We will also be planting new trees in various locations across the Triangle including at the foot of the new walkway in South Molton Lane which leads onto 10 South Molton Street as well as along Brook Street and Davies Street.
Indicative planting types.