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A Seat with a View: Reimagining the Strand

12 June 2024

18:00 -20:00

When it comes to public space, we’ve got used to too little for too long, with cars dominating our urban streets. A reimagined Strand in Westminster shows what different looks like.

One of the capital’s most congested, polluted and “inhuman” streets has been turned into a greener, more tranquil destination for all to enjoy. A place to chat, read or snack with the best seats in London, including three beautifully crafted sculptural benches fabricated by millimetre from more than 500 panels of sustainable Accoya.

So, how do we learn from Strand and raise the bar for streets and spaces across the city?

Tour and learn more about this project with:
Cannon Ivers, Director - LDA Design and Q&A with Cannon
Ruchi Chakravarty, Place Shaping lead for Strand Aldwych for Westminster City Council
Karn Sandilands, Director, millimetre
Charlotte Bovis, Senior Associate, Heatherwick Studio
Alan Moore, Beautiful Business

6.00pm – Strand tour.
6.45pm – Making of Film Screening, Q&A and drinks, Makerversity, Somerset House.

Image: LDA Design

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Public area opposite Somerset House, Strand, London

Public area opposite Somerset House,

The tour starts at the public area, East of St Mary Le Strand near King's College. Event attendees will assemble on the grass area encircled by one of the new wooden benches.

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Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Assistance dogs welcome

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The bench area is open and accessible to all. We have a diverse lineup of speakers. The event is free and open to the general public.

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