The Aldgate Partnership is proud to attach our Aldgate Development Review that we recently commissioned with City of London prepared by Publica. This will serve as a baseline for our public realm work going forward. Alongside consultation, we are developing an action plan to work with our partners to help influence and shape public spaces, improve local issues relating to transport and the environment and the activation of spaces.
Please see below for other associated and relevant reports and news which we are consulting and collaborating with other partners on.
TAP established a Public Realm Steering Group.
With the completion of the Aldgate Square Project, the ongoing Petticoat Lane market area enhancements as well as other major mixed-use developments the time is right for TAP to formally play a leading role in the public realm development agenda in Aldgate requiring a specific forum to discuss local topical public realm matters. This meeting group will have representation from a mixed sector base from both Tower Hamlets and City of London. (more…)
The City of London facilitated a public realm consultation with TAP members and stakeholders.
In February, TAP members, stakeholders and representatives from TfL and London Borough of Tower Hamlets were sitting around a consultation table facilitated by City of London highlighting issues around public realm in Aldgate and Aldgate East. Bad lighting, difficult wayfinding, signalling problems and unsightly derelict buildings came up as problems for Aldgate’s public realm. From this sessions some objectives and next steps were identified. It is our aim to enhance these issues seeing them as opportunities to improve the area’s environment.
This is the City Fringe Opportunity Area and Planning Framework developed under Boris Johnson which situates Aldgate nicely to concentrate on all aspects of public realm and regeneration. The City Fringe is among London’s most significant areas for economic growth, whilst also containing some of the capitals most deprived neighbourhoods. The growth of Tech City represents a massive opportunity for London to establish itself as the tech capital of Europe, whilst fuelling a growth engine that can drive regeneration in inner East London. (more…)