The City of London Corporation has launched a design competition to transform the Grade II listed gardens at Finsbury Circus, in the Square Mile

The two-stage competition is to come up with the most creative and sustainable design ideas to return Finsbury Circus Gardens not only into a multifunctional public space with a pavilion but also into a sanctuary within the Square Mile.

The governing body is seeking a joint bid from an architect and a landscape architect to deliver a new design for the reinstatement of Finsbury Circus Gardens and Pavilion.

Finsbury Circus Gardens is the City’s largest open space at 2,200 sqm, and this unique opportunity seeks to reinstate the hard and soft landscaping and pavilion on a site, which for the last ten years, a substantial part has been used by Crossrail to provide access to the section of tunnel between Farringdon and Liverpool Street.

The competition ends on 6 July 2020 and Five entrants will make the shortlist.