Subseries TF.2.2.1.PNSQ - Paternoster Square

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Paternoster Square


  • 1987-1997 [bulk 1989-1992] (Creation)

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15 Document Boxes; Rolls TBC

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The site was an area immediately to the north of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. The brief to the architects was to revitalise the area, restoring vibrancy and architectural excellence thereby improving the quality of the environment for those who both visit and work in the area.

In response to this brief, the framework for the masterplan was developed along the following themes. Firstly, to restore the views of St Paul’s Cathedral from Paternoster Square at ground level, as well as from strategic views of the skyline. Secondly, to re-establish a traditional street pattern, returning pedestrian routes into the site on ground level, and create a new traffic-free public open space. Thirdly, to create buildings in harmony with St Paul’s Cathedral using traditional materials such as stone, brick, tile, slate and copper. Finally, to bring life back to the square through the creation of a new shopping area with a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment, linked into St Paul’s underground station.

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Separated by large format drawing rolls, and document boxes. Original order imposed by Farrells filing system has been maintained.

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Open with some restrictions: data protection researcher interview may be required. Special Collections staff will provide researchers with further details of these restrictions.

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  • English

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Rolled drawings and plans; paper documents

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