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Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
CROSSRAIL ATLAS / The Crossrail Atlas attempts to provide a comprehensive description of the regeneration potential of the Crossrail project. The Atlas was prepared by 5th Studio on behalf of Design for London / London Development Agency (LDA).

Strategy and Planning

Infrastructure projects stand or fall on the economic case that they develop at a line-wide, regional or city scale. 5th Studio’s seminal Crossrail Atlas (2012) guided public sector intervention and investment along the route of what has become the Elizabeth Line. Other influential large-scale work includes the spatial study for the National Infrastructure Commission for the Oxford–Cambridge Arc, linking the route of East-West Rail with sustainable models for development. Investment in our Stratford Station vision rests on the station’s role in supporting sustainable growth in the Thames Estuary. 5th Studio have also developed first mile/last mile strategies at the regional scale, as well as city-wide walking and cycling strategies, including the Cambridge Greenways.

Our clear thinking and ability to explore and communicate the potential of infrastructure and land will become ever more important as we address the climate crisis.

STRATFORD STATION / 5th Studio lead a multi-disciplinary team in developing a future vision and urban design framework for the Stratford station area, one of the busiest stations in the UK and an area that continues to be transformed by the legacy of the 2012 Games.

“5th Studio have been core to the development of the strategic outline business case options and worked well alongside the four partners providing the designs that these align with this vision and meet the technical requirements of the stakeholders, such as transport modelling. They have been collaborative and receptive to our views, willing to challenge, and be challenged, during the process.”

Peter Maxwell, Director of Design, LLDC

Integrating Transport & Urban Design

At the scale of urban design, we have established strategies to guide and manage future change for diverse clients and settings, from masterplans supporting station area regeneration through to exploring the potential for transport-orientated development, including over-station development.

We aim to create strong narratives that are clear enough to catalyse change and unlock potential but are themselves open to modification and adaptation over time to ensure long-term relevance. We have developed clear strategies for integrating investment in transport infrastructure around Chester Station, Old Oak Park Royal and Stratford Station.

OLD OAK PARK ROYAL / 5th Studio produced a connectivity and public realm strategy as part of the in-depth review of the topographical and infrastructural constraints affecting the site. This has informed the local plan development by the Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation.

“We were impressed with 5th Studio’s management of the commission in a diverse client group, the quick understanding of technical issues and constraints and in particular their extensive consultation to get under the skin of local issues. The outputs delivered have provided a thoughtful and visionary plan for the land around Chester Station & we look forward to working with 5th Studio on the next stages of implementation.”

Our London and Continental Railways client

CHESTER CITY GATEWAY / 5th Studio working with Chester City Council and LCR developed an illustrative masterplan which has developed a vision for the station gateway and identifies the potential proposals for multiple sites across the area.

Transport Design

5th Studio have significant experience of transport and mobility projects at different scales, from rail station design through to multi-modal hubs for public transport, walking and cycling. We have worked in major growth areas to support investment in public transport including at New Cross and Vauxhall Cross.

We have developed strong working relationships with multiple public stakeholders and key consultants, bringing our approach to ‘humanising infrastructure’ to bear. Our ability to synthesise complex technical and operational requirements while establishing strong and distinctive placemaking ensures that transport and mobility is well-integrated into the city and supports regeneration.

Recent work encompasses development of detailed designs for major bus interchange, upgrading underground stations and creating new visions for some of the country’s busiest railway stations.

NEW CROSS AREA FRAMEWORK / Jointly commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, the project establishes key strategies to guide change associated with the Bakerloo Line Extension and development towards what the Mayor of London has termed ‘good growth’. A Station Opportunity Study identified how an underground station box for the Bakerloo Line could be integrated with the existing rail station, a large supermarket and housing on the site.
VAUXHALL CROSS / 5th Studio are the designers of a new transport interchange and large scale public realm improvements at Vauxhall, London. Together these interventions seek to re-establish the lost space of Vauxhall Cross: an important threshold to central London, destroyed in the construction of the current gyratory.

ACTIVE TRAVEL

5th Studio has supported Local Authorities in developing the outline proposals for multiple walking and cycling strategies. With experience of leading initial designs, public consultation, detailed design, signage strategies, and delivery.

Our experience has seen us prepare strategic plans for the reinvention of major urban highways, addressing the need to support the uptake of active travel, create high levels of pedestrian and cyclist levels of service, improve air quality, biodiversity and introduce sustainable urban drainage.

We have recently completed projects on several key London travel corridors including in the Lea Valley, Royal Docks and Paddington, tackling large-scale infrastructure. 5th Studio are experts at placemaking and are keenly aware of the need to humanise infrastructure projects to support local communities.

GREATER CAMBRIDGE GREENWAYS / 5th Studio has supported the Greater Cambridge Partnership in developing the outline proposals for multiple routes, and the public consultation process. The initial designs have focussed on key severances, high-level landscape responses and a coherent signage strategy.
ROYAL DOCKS CORRIDOR / 5th Studio has been working for a partnership of Newham Borough Council and the GLA’s Royal Docks Team, on the transformation of the highways layout and street environment along Silvertown Way and North Woolwich Road. Our strategic interventions aim to create people-friendly streets by reducing traffic volumes and speeds, and as a result making it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike, and public transport.

“After years of negotiations, 5th Studio’s Leaway riverside path finally opened... stitching together crucial missing links with ramps, bridges and new sections of towpath with a rugged, as-found quality that makes them feel like they’ve always been there. A model of useful green infrastructure."

Oliver Wainwright, The top 10 architecture and design events of 2017, The Guardian, December 2017

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