St Alphage Gardens
|City of London|
|London Wall, City of London|
Spacehub have been commissioned by the City of London to rejuvenate and open up St Alphage Gardens alongside the adjacent London Wall Place development. St Alphage Gardens is a site of considerable historic complexity and significance. Bordered by the Roman and Medieval Wall, the gardens are protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The gardens provide a fascinating insight into London’s history. Starting with the formation of the Cripplegate Fort in the 2nd Century, the Church of St Alphage being built into the wall in the 11th Century, the re-enforcement of the medieval portion of the Wall during the War of the Roses, the church’s dismantlement, the upper gardens being laid out in 1872 and finally bomb damage in the 2nd World War that opened up the lower gardens. Here the layers of the modern day City of London can be peeled back to its Roman beginnings.
Spacehub, in close collaboration, with the City of London have been involved in reinterpreting the site’s extraordinary history whilst restructuring its basic layout in order to promote a more accessible space. The adjacent carriageway shall be enhanced to provide a shared space that will create a welcoming threshold to the gardens and the London Wall Place development beyond.
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