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Old Street Iconic Gateway

Public Exhibition and Consultation

Give your feedback on the longlisted entries from the Old Street Iconic Gateway ‘Open Call for Design Ideas’!

Old Street Roundabout is changing. The existing roundabout will be removed and a two-way traffic system reintroduced, leading to the creation of a new pedestrianised public space.

In December 2017, Islington Council, together with the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council, issued an ‘Open Call for Design Ideas’ to create an iconic gateway at Old Street. The purpose of this open call was to seek creative and innovative design ideas from a range of disciplines and partnerships, including design, architecture, art, planning and technology in the redesign of this space. 

Get involved

Now, the longlisted entries are being displayed in an exhibition so that the public, in particular people who live and work in the area, can view the entries and have their say. 

The public exhibition is being held right on the doorstep of the existing roundabout at 3 Old Street Yard, behind the new White Collar Factory development. Please note the exhibition will not be open on weekends.

Public exhibition details:

Location: 2-4 Old Street Yard, First Floor, Building 3, London EC1Y 8AF.

Reception will direct you to the exhibition on Level 1.

Opening hours: 12pm – 6pm.

Dates: Monday 12 February – Friday 2 March (excluding weekends).

If you can’t make it to the exhibition, you can still have your say. All of the longlisted entries are available to view on this page, so you can still see the entries and give feedback.

View longlisted entries

How to give feedback 

Whether you have been to the exhibition in person or you have viewed the entries online, we want to hear what you think – which was your favourite and why?

Send us your thoughts by completing the survey. The survey will close at 11:59pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

Once the exhibition has closed, all of the feedback will be collated and presented to the judging panel to inform their decision. If you have any queries, please direct them to


The Old Street Roundabout will undergo significant change in the coming years as part of the planned highway transformation that will see the removal of the one-way system, and two-way traffic reintroduced. As a result of the works, the north-western arm of the roundabout will be closed to traffic and a peninsula will be created around an upgraded Old Street station entrance.

The existing roundabout, developed in the 1960s, will be converted into an attractive new pedestrianised public space. The highway transformation will result in fully segregated cycle lanes and crossings, as well as improved safety and amenity for pedestrians, public transport users, cyclists and people who live and work nearby.

See further information about the wider highway transformation scheme.  

Download the brief for the ‘Open Call for Design Ideas’.

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