Borough set to object to Old Street Roundabout plans

WSP's design for the new main entrance at Old Street Station. Hackney council dubs it an anti-social behaviour risk

WSP design for reconfigured station entrance dubbed ‘antisocial behaviour’ risk

Key design elements of Transport for London’s plans to revamp Old Street Station are poorly thought-out and inappropriate, according to one of the intersection’s host boroughs.

The mayoral transport body has been working on ways to upgrade the 1960s station and its surrounding public realm for more than a decade, and plans to turn its current traffic island location, known locally as “Silicon Roundabout”, into a more pedestrian-friendly peninsula layout.

The scheme also involves the creation of new entrances to the station, drawn up as part of a design-and-build contract for the work handed to Morgan Sindall and WSP in 2017, and the station’s new main entrance is at the forefront of concerns from Hackney council.

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