dates: July 2014–ongoing
London Borough of Waltham Forest
construction budget: £27 MIl.
Transport for London
Human Streets, The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, three years on
DfT ‘Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy’
Mayor’s Transport Strategy, June 2017
Lea Bridge Road online consultation
Waltham Forest Mini Holland
Mini Holland, LBWF
London Cycling Show 2015
RICS award 2017 (winner)
Civic Trust Award 2017 (Regional Finalist)
Architect of the Year Awards 2016, infrastructure (finalist)
New London Architecture Award 2016, transport & infrastructure (winner)
Cycle Planning Awards 2016, infrastructure (shortlisted)
With a steadily rising population, London’s transport levels are predicted to further increase but there won’t be enough space on London’s already overcrowded roads to accommodate more cars as well as more people. The Mini Holland cycling programme aims to radically improve Waltham Forest’s cycling infrastructure and support a step change in the numbers of local people choosing to cycle.
what if: projects have been commissioned as lead consultant to provide architecture services for the project. We have developed imaginative and carefully designed projects that seek to transform Walthm Forest into a part of the city adjusted around pedestrians, bicycles and green infrastructure. Currently we are developing integrated design proposals and creative interventions for improvements to the public and green spaces in the Mini Holland area including Lea Bridge Road, Ruckholt Road, the Walthamstow villages and the gyratory by Walthamstow Station.
what if: projects aim to transform Lea Bridge Road form a transport corridor into a series of places with links to its hinterland of marshes, leisure activities, industries and residential use. In the Walthamstow villages the implementation of public realm improvements is focused on returning streets to people by removing traffic. The team is working in collaboration with Waltham Forest’s transport engineers on the layout and detailing of the cycle lanes, the pedestrian areas, sustainable urban drainage, greening proposals and art interventions.
what if: projects are developing proposals for a number of sites in the mini Holland area:
Lea Bridge Road