KPF London Office
After a visit to their office in London 7A Langley St, Covent Garden we will be lead to an architecture walk within Covent Garden area where they have contributed to the regeneration and conservation of the Covent Garden Estate in the roles of both master planner and architect of a collection of projects.
Aspiring to make Covent Garden a world-class, urban, mixed-use district, Capco, the owner, sought to both improve the quality of the visitor experience and re-balance the mix of uses to include residential, modern workplaces, and upgraded retail and food and beverage outlets.
Improved permeability throughout the district is a first principle, as reflected by the creation of entirely new pedestrian routes and courtyards which improve links to surrounding transit hubs and neighbouring districts, alleviate congestion, and increase retail frontage. Several new courts and atria have opened up formerly closed interiors of blocks to the public realm. Historic structures have been restored and in some cases returned to their original use, and in others repositioned as an alternative use such as residential, hotel, or retail.