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Press cutting: Bloomsbury makeover plan unveiled

30 November 2006

Plans to transform London's Bloomsbury area into the city's intellectual and cultural heart have been unveiled.


Urban planner Sir Terry Farrell wants to limit traffic and pave over the roads that surround the British Museum and UCL.

The plans would see routes to the museum improved and the creation of pedestrianised route through UCL. …

Sir Terry wants to remove traffic gyratories from Euston Circus, St Giles Circus and Russell Square to limit cars and attract pedestrians.

The plans would see five of the squares in Bloomsbury given their own distinctive identity, with Tavistock Square being turned into 'London's Peace Garden'. …

Sir Terry said: "When you cross the university quarter and the museum quarter you'd be aware that these things are there.

"You'd see student life, frontages opened up and you'd see things from the British Museum out in the new space on the north side so you knew that the British Museum was this kind of place."

BBC News