The Seven Dials template of multi-coloured dressed setts and York Stone has now been copied throughout the West End and has become the standard template for the Covent Garden Area adopted by Westminster City Council in their ‘Westminster Way’ and used by Capco in King Street and TfL in Shaftesbury Avenue.
Our Street improvements have been a partnership - initially between the Trust, Camden and the Kleinwort Benson Property Fund and latterly with Shaftesbury PLC, the area’s major freeholder. They have been based on the template set out in the Renaissance Study which is intended to ‘set high standards for street improvements’ (Camden Design Awards) where London has lagged behind many European cities.
‘The Seven Dials scheme has been of national importance in changing attitudes to and aspirations for the public realm. For well over a decade it has been used in presentations given throughout the UK to demonstrate what can be done to create a sense of place & to establish an environment where pedestrians and traffic can successfully and positively intermingle.’ – Robert Huxford, Director Urban Design Group.