Highstreet2012’s Weblog

May 30, 2008

Introducing High Street 2012

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High Street 2012

Design consultancy Fluid has been selected to set out a vision for the key thoroughfare linking the city to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games site. The route runs from Aldgate through Whitechapel and Mile End and onto Stratford.

The project, called High Street 2012, is a joint initiative between Tower Hamlets Council, Newham Council, Design for London, Transport for London, English Heritage and London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

This ambitious project aims to draw-up a vision that will achieve short-term and long-term public realm and building improvements to the areas along High Street 2012. This will help make it a more pedestrian friendly route, with a character that reflects the diversity of the communities that live alongside it. The vision will be aspirational but also achievable and sustainable, and will continue well beyond the Olympic Games, acting as a catalyst for the further regeneration of East London.

Over the next five months, the vision will be developed with extensive involvement and engagement with local communities. It is really important that the public and local community organisations help us develop the ideas and plans, to ensure that the vision is locally owned and appropriate to your communities. We need you!

There are a number of ways to be involved:

1.    Talk to us on the street or at an ‘outreach’ event while we’re out and about in East London (throughout June and early July)
2.    Become involved in a project group or design workshops for your local area. These groups can directly help to shape and deliver improvements (through June, July, August)
3.    Attend public exhibitions to view the emerging ideas and comment on what proposals are being planned (September)

If you are a local resident, community organisation or local authority officer and would like to get in touch with the consultation team for High Street 2012 about how to become involved, please contact Angelica Lienhart or Tabea Berthold of Soundings, who are running the consultation programme:

Soundings,
148 Curtain Road
London
EC2A 3AR
tel: 020 7729 0770
email: highstreet2012@fluidoffice.com

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