Squares case studies

  • Manchester MQManchester MQ, Manchester

    In Manchester's Millennium Quarter, green spaces and pedestrianised zones unite an area of modern retail developments, cultural attractions and historic buildings. Designed by EDAW.

  • The SquareThe Square, Bournemouth

    The redevelopment of The Square in Bournemouth has created a lively and pedestrian-friendly focus for the town centre. Designed by Gillespies.

  • The Café in the Square, BrindleyplaceThe Cafe in the Square, Birmingham

    The sculptural design of The Café in the Square forms a social and visual centrepiece for the Brindleyplace development. Designed by CZWG Architects.

  • Sensory ParkSensory Park, Hunstanton, Norfolk

    A neglected square in Hunstanton’s conservation area has been transformed into a stimulating and highly accessible sensory garden. Designed by Jeremy Stacey Architects.

  • Royal Victoria SquareRoyal Victoria Square, London

    The public space at Royal Victoria Square creates a link between the modern buildings and historic industrial context of London's Docklands. Designed by EDAW.

  • Duke of York SquareDuke of York Square, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    The retail court and public space within Chelsea's Duke of York Square offers an inviting retreat from the King's Road. Designed by Paul Davis & Partners and Elizabeth Banks Associates.

  • Liverpool Rope WalksLiverpool Rope Walks, Liverpool

    The Rope Walks project has introduced coherent, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and attractive urban squares to this quarter of Liverpool city centre. Designed by BDP.

  • Oldbury Civic FountainOldbury Civic Fountain, Oldbury

    The refurbishment of Oldbury Civic Fountain and the surrounding square has created a pleasant and highly accessible public space. Designed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

  • Phoenix InitiativePhoenix Initiative, Coventry

    Coventry's Phoenix Initiative created a series of linked public spaces, each with its own identity to represent the city's past, present and future. Designed by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard.

  • The BullringThe Bullring, Birmingham

    The redevelopment of The Bullring retail centre was inspired by Birmingham's historic street patterns, with a series of malls, open spaces, covered streets and public piazzas. Designed by Gross. Max.