News 18.12.2018

Aldgate Public Realm Improvements Project named a winner in the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design

The City of London Corporation's Aldgate Highway Changes and Public Realm Improvements Project has been named a winner in the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design at the 60th Anniversary of the Civic Trust Awards.

The project, which was also named a Civic Trust Award Winner, was one of four projects selected for this special award. Named after architect and founding figure of universal design, Selwyn Goldsmith, the award recognises places that have been designed to ensure they consider the needs of all users, regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender or ability.

The multi-million-pound enhancement of Aldgate involved removing the unappealing Aldgate gyratory system, creating two new public spaces and improving both cycling and pedestrian routes.

Aldgate Square is the centrepiece of this transformational scheme and sits on the western side of the former gyratory between the Grade-II listed Primary School and Grade-I listed Church. Aldgate Square is now one of the largest public spaces in the City of London and is home to the new Portsoken Pavilion designed by Make Architects.

Gillespies was responsible for the landscape design of the project.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 at the Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, Manchester.

See the Civic Trust Award's website for the full list of winners.

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