Plans have been submitted to transform Exchange Square into a new landscaped park for the Broadgate neighbourhood. The proposal has been designed by DSDHA, who have already completed work at Broadgate Circle.
The plans for the 6,000 square metre park also include elements to blend nature with the energy of London, including a playful new water feature, a new restaurant and event space. All features are intended to promote the physical and emotional wellbeing that access to green space provides.
Health and wellbeing form a vital part of the £1.5 billion investment in Broadgate to create an environment that brings people together to work, shop, drink and dine. Research commissioned by British Land shows that putting good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a substantial improvement in peoples' mental health and would result in substantial economic rewards. Analysis in the study shows that better designed urban environments could improve personal wellbeing and could potentially lead to a £15 billion boost to the economy by 2050.
Head of Broadgate, David Lockyer, said: "We're excited about the opportunity to create a new part at Broadgate that will help improve people's wellbeing and that can be enjoyed by all the community."
Claire Scicluna, British Land 020 7467 2823
Giles Barrie, FTI Consulting 020 3727 1042