West Smithfield – Giltspur Street, EC1

West Smithfield / Giltspur Street was permanently closed in March 1998 as part of the City of London’s Traffic and Environmental Zone or ‘Ring of Steel’. In this subsequent project, the scheme included: Yorkstone paving, improved seating and lighting, and a landscaped area at the western end of the closure incorporating a grass lawn area and tree planting. The introduction of limestone benches, oak bollards and tree planting along the closure adds to the character of this space as a popular green oasis in the northern part of the City.