John Nash’s design for ‘The Royal Mile’ prepared in 1813 for the Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues (now the Crown Estate) produced a grand plan, finding serendipity in a classic British compromise. The Nash Mile between Regent’s Park and St James’s Park is London’s only planned urban scheme that links major green spaces in the city. This historic route is now dominated by four lanes of traffic, pushing pedestrians to the margin. In this concept strategy, Feilden+Mawson have re-envisioned the Nash Mile as a high-quality pedestrian environment which continues to honour Nash’s original vision.
This project was delivered through concept stage design and was presented during a launch event at the inaugural dinner of the Nash Club. Without our further involvement, the project was eventually realised by Westminster City Council.