Project Centre employees were seconded into the London Borough of Islington’s Traffic and Engineering team to initiate and develop several public realm improvement projects. Within the EC1 New Deal area the Agdon Street `triangle’ emerged as a key project as part of the St John Street improvements. The northern tip of Agdon Street creates a small triangular island space as it links St John Street to Percival Street but serves only a minor traffic function. By stopping up the road the former road space could be released to form a new informal civic space. The site is dominated by five mature London Plane trees which will all be retained.
Project Centre developed conceptual options which, following consultation with the key stakeholders, were developed into a preferred design. The final proposal involved three large low circular stone planters which doubled as seats when combined with timber backrests; decorative herbaceous planting; decorative up lighters and cycle and motor cycle parking facilities. The proposals form part of a wider junction re-alignment project being developed simultaneously by LBI.