A new public space forming a frontage to Saint Anselm's Catholic Church, Southall (Burles, Newton & Partners, 1967) which provides the church with a dignified forecourt to the street for the first time. New signage, lighting, tree planting, integrated seating and an information board form an integrated landscape threshold that also provides an accessible route to the church. The cream terrazzo and geometry of the new landscaping is a direct replica of the church alter inside.

The project was one of eight projects that form Southall Great Streets.

Client London Borough of Ealing / Greater London Authority
Value £1.8m (Overall budget for Southall Great Streets)
Dates 2012-2015
Collaborators Europa, Project Centre, Urban Movement, Webb Yates



Terrazzo altar inside church 



Detail of original church plan