Situated in a highly prestigious area of London next to Harrod’s department store, Hans Crescent is a heavily used piece of public realm that previously didn’t have an aesthetic appeal to match its world famous surroundings.
Project Centre was commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to redesign the entire public realm along this route.
The finished design encompasses a high quality palette of materials with exceptional aesthetic appeal, complimented by bespoke street furniture including seating and gullies.
A major component of the design is the creation of a shared surface. The carriageway has been raised to that of the surrounding footway, thus creating a flush surface. The entire site is surfaced in high quality paving normally seen only in pedestrianised areas.
New street trees in the shared space create a natural, relaxing ambience which transform Hans Crescent from a busy street dominated by its carriageway to an area more appropriate to