Cadogan Estates has appointed John McAslan and Partners (JMP) to develop a new vision for Sloane Street
Working with Space Syntax, which will support masterplanning and design ideas with evidence-based urban design analysis, the intention is ‘to unlock the potential of this high profile but under-performing street’. The study will assess existing land use, landscape, street furniture, accessibility, utilities and movement patterns, in a bid to understand how these physical and functional conditions affect the street’s economic, social and cultural character.
‘We look forward to seeing JMP’s Masterplan and Vision document that will then form the basis of consultation with planners, local businesses and residents,’ says Hugh Seaborn of Cadogan Estates.
JMP’s aspiration is ‘to develop a physically attractive and commercially effective public realm strategy that will re-inforce Sloane Street as one of the world’s premier retail destinations’, says Andy Harris, head of the JMP Landscape Design Team.
The practice has an extensive masterplanning and landscape portfolio, including the British Embassy in Algiers, the King’s Cross Station masterplan, the reconfiguration of public realm as part of the urban design for East Croydon Interchange, the new Crossrail Bond Street Station and Glasgow’s controversial George Square proposal.