Institute of Archaeology


New shared space on Gordon Square opens 8 May

19 April 2024

The Camden Council public realm project on the northside of Gordon Square, directly outside the UCL Institute of Archaeology, will officially open to the public on Wednesday 8 May.

Images of green street furniture and planters outside a building

This project led by Camden Council, with UCL as a funding partner, forms a key piece of the council's investigations to pedestrianise Gordon Street. The full project includes the change of use for the road, a design which includes new cycle lanes as well as the installation of plants and street furniture to enhance the public realm and forms a component of Camden Council’s Bloomsbury Green Corridor, within the Draft New Camden Local Plan (2024).

UCL, working with Camden Council, has embraced the transformation of this space as a key part of the campus preparations to support the Bicentennial celebrations at UCL in 2026 and is confident that this transformation will enhance the local area for our students, residents, and visitors.

According to Kevin MacDonald, Director, UCL Institute of Archaeology:

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is incredibly excited to have the area immediately outside of our building transformed into a vibrant pedestrianized space, with links to the wider Camden Council Green Corridor."


This space is managed by UCL and we’d love to know what you think!

  • Please contact Sarah West, Head of Marketing, Communications and Experience, with any feedback
  • UCL Staff and Students can report any maintenance requests for this area through UCL’s MyCampus platform

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