AY Architects’ concept for a new public landscape that will link the heart of Kentish Town to the Heath via a green corridor is now featured on their website.
‘Key to our proposal is the creation of a large town square, extending over the railway opposite Kentish Town Station. The new square will enjoy long views and much-loved panoramic scenes of sunsets and moonrises to the north-west. It will become a meeting place, a destination.’
Yeoryia Manolopoulou, AY Architects
In the scheme, visitors will be encouraged to walk from the square through a series of interlinked paths and community spaces that run along the railway, past the Kentish Town City Farm and onto Parliament Fields at Gospel Oak. Cycle routes and pedestrian bridges are proposed to link Regis Road and the Murphy site – creating quality open air spaces and community amenities.
The scheme imagines future development on the Murphy site and proposes ‘sustainable strategies’ that will protect the biodiversity of the area by the expansion of green corridors. Low output smart urban lighting, powered by solar and kinetic energy are also featured.
The project is supported by members of the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum and was presented at the DPNF AGM in June.
A more detailed description can be found here : ‘Kentish to Kenwood’