Brick Lane Public Realm

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The Brick Lane area is one of Tower Hamlets’ most historic neighbourhoods and Banglatown is a symbol of the East End’s diversity and dynamism. Work began in 2017 to seek funding for much-needed investment to make Brick Lane a more attractive and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

Our High Streets and Town Centres team has developed a series of proposals speaking to residents, businesses, visitors, councillors and landowners. Working with urban designers, architects, artists and lighting designers to develop a range of street improvements along Brick Lane, the proposals will help:

Improve signage and wayfinding, including renaming Osborn Street, to help promote footfall in the southern section of Brick Lane and links to Whitechapel

Create a welcoming and visually appealing streetscape, particularly in the ‘central area’ between Wentworth Street and Fashion Street

To help improve air quality by adding urban greening and places to rest for visitors

Improvements to pavements to make walking and cycling safer

To enhance the identity of the area, drawing on the connection with textiles as well as its diverse local communities

Highlight Brick Lane’s historic buildings using architectural lighting

We are inviting local businesses, residents, stakeholders and visitors to comment on these detailed design proposals before we can progress to delivery in early 2021.

We particularly want to invite suggestions and comments about improvements to the Banglatown Arch, as the structure is in need of extensive repair and we need to refurbish it or replace it.

The arch is an important entry point to Brick Lane and something many people feel passionate about.

PROPOSALS

Area-wide improvements

Overground Bridge and Allen Gardens link

Area around Fashion Street, Chicksand Street and Hopetown Street

Banglatown Arch, Osborn Street and Middlesex Street Art Trail


Have your say on the proposals in this survey by Sunday 29 November 2020

The Brick Lane area is one of Tower Hamlets’ most historic neighbourhoods and Banglatown is a symbol of the East End’s diversity and dynamism. Work began in 2017 to seek funding for much-needed investment to make Brick Lane a more attractive and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

Our High Streets and Town Centres team has developed a series of proposals speaking to residents, businesses, visitors, councillors and landowners. Working with urban designers, architects, artists and lighting designers to develop a range of street improvements along Brick Lane, the proposals will help:

Improve signage and wayfinding, including renaming Osborn Street, to help promote footfall in the southern section of Brick Lane and links to Whitechapel

Create a welcoming and visually appealing streetscape, particularly in the ‘central area’ between Wentworth Street and Fashion Street

To help improve air quality by adding urban greening and places to rest for visitors

Improvements to pavements to make walking and cycling safer

To enhance the identity of the area, drawing on the connection with textiles as well as its diverse local communities

Highlight Brick Lane’s historic buildings using architectural lighting

We are inviting local businesses, residents, stakeholders and visitors to comment on these detailed design proposals before we can progress to delivery in early 2021.

We particularly want to invite suggestions and comments about improvements to the Banglatown Arch, as the structure is in need of extensive repair and we need to refurbish it or replace it.

The arch is an important entry point to Brick Lane and something many people feel passionate about.

PROPOSALS

Area-wide improvements

Overground Bridge and Allen Gardens link

Area around Fashion Street, Chicksand Street and Hopetown Street

Banglatown Arch, Osborn Street and Middlesex Street Art Trail


Have your say on the proposals in this survey by Sunday 29 November 2020