Project Centre is a leading design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy that is passionate about designing places for the people that use them.

We designed many of the UK’s iconic landmarks but we are equally adept at taking on small projects that make a big difference to the people using them.

Our approach to integrated design produces award winning results that have won international recognition. What makes Project Centre exceptional is our people, passion and the quality of the places we help design.

We employ over 100 highly skilled professionals who work in multi-disciplinary teams that are tailored to our clients’ requirements so they provide excellent value for money as well as outstanding results.

We work in partnership with clients, and engage with their stakeholders and the wider community to deliver visionary, affordable and practical solutions. If you want to help shape our towns and design safer streets, have a look at the join us page, or give us a call.

 


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Exhibition Road

As well London’s landmark museums, Exhibition Road is home to 15,000 students and one of London’s busiest underground stations, used by 30 million people every year. This project applies current theories on ‘shared spaces’ by removing barriers and allowing pedestrians and traffic to share space.

Project Centre was the lead highway, traffic and lighting engineering consultancy involved in this project (and was since project inception) which included the following works

• The first phase examined traffic flows in South Kensington in preparation for phase two. Public realm services (street lighting, signalling, paving, signage, etc.) was revised

• The second phase was the radical redesign of 16,000m2 of public realm and the associated engineering along the full length of the street from South Kensington station to Hyde Park.

Traffic data was collected in order to model vehicle and pedestrian flows at individual junctions and across South Kensington. Origin and destination data was used with junction surveys to ensure junction and signal designs met their demands before they were introduced onto the street. Project Centre was also responsible for the complete new drainage design and profiling the street.

The lighting design was based on a linear arrangement of 20.35m bespoke columns coordinated with the geometric design of the surface finishes. Each column provides night time “White light” illuminance which contributes to personal security. LEDs mounted on the columns provide the sparkle, visual diversity and interest needed in this high profile public space to create a world class streetscape

Clapham Old Town Regeneration Project Scoops Second Award

Clapham’s Old Town Regeneration Project has earned its second accolade.

The recent London Transport Awards’ ‘Excellence in Cycling and Walking’ scoop follows ‘Best New Public Space’, which was awarded in January by the London Planning Awards.

Project Centre, NSL’s award-winning technical design consultancy, acted as the scheme’s lead traffic designers, providing transport modelling and devising the highway layout for the London Borough of Lambeth Council. Project Centre was also responsible for designing the bespoke architectural lighting, which helped make cycling and walking much more appealing.
Another project, Southall Broadway Boulevard, earned a ‘highly commended’ from the LTA judges, in the category of ‘Most Innovative Transport Project’. Project Centre saw the project through from conception to implementation for London Borough of Ealing Council.

Southall Broadway Boulevard has achieved a much less conventional and unique design, which meets the needs of the community, which was thoroughly engaged and active in the design process.

Some of the unique design features include adjacent benches to facilitate face-to-face conversations, as opposed to the more conventional side-by-side benches in other boroughs.

The design team adopted contemporary concepts that have been used on smaller schemes. The creative heart of the project was to take these concepts and scale them up onto a significantly busier street. In addition, by dividing the street into two distinctive zones that repeated themselves, a sense of rhythm and spatial hierarchy was created, slowing traffic and reinforcing pedestrian priority and movement at key points.

Project Centre was also pleased to be included on the shortlist for the Transport Supplier of the Year category, alongside several industry heavyweights such as Bombardier, Cubic and the winner, Thales.
Kevin Donnelly, Regional Director at Project Centre, said: “The award for Clapham Old Town, coming so soon on the heels of its first, is fantastic and serves, once again, as testament to the very talented people we have at Project Centre. We are proud of all that we do, but particularly so for our work on Southall Broadway Boulevard; what made the project special was the close engagement and interest of the local community, which resulted in a design the community can own and take full pride in.”
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