BBUK makes shortlist for Londonâ€™s Forgotten Spaces competition
Their proposal transforms the area around Kentish Town Tube and over-ground stations at the junction of Kentish Town Road and Leighton Road to create a new urban hub in north London, and a much-needed active heart for the local community and visitors to the area.
It turns an inaccessible and incoherent public corner into a vibrant and active public space by extending it over the platforms and rail lines of KentishTown Station. The square could become a new external heart for Kentish Town: a meeting space, market place and local destination.
New entrances from the square into Kentish Town tube and rail stations will relieve congestion and create a space for markets and cafés. A new station canopy improves 24-hour access to the overground railway platforms below, and creates a backdrop to the square, reminiscent of the old station demolished in the 1970s.
The square includes new plantings of small flowering trees, benches, enlarged bicycle parking and room for market stalls.
Competition winners will be announced in October 2013 and all entries will be in a a public exhibition at Somerset House from 4 October to 10 November 2013.