Using placemaking to enhance usability of green space
To transform the proposed St Leonards mixed-use redevelopment from 1,345m2 of public domain to 3,787m2, in collaboration with DeiCorp and North Sydney Council. The integrated upgrade project covers Christie Street Reserve, Chandos Street and Sergeants Lane, embracing the North Sydney masterplan and community engagement plans.
By providing a large variety of high quality public open spaces, including provisions for lighting, seating and public art, the project also presented a major opportunity to provide a much-needed social and business meeting point for the community, in a safe environment.
With a considered placemaking and accessibility approach, Scott Carver addressed the client’s vision to enhance the attractiveness and useability of this valued green space, as well as improve sight lines to the St Leonards station northern entry point.
Metres Squared (Public Domain)
North Sydney Council
Attractiveness and useability of green space.
The project included pgrades to the public domain, streetscape, laneway and retail interface are set to accommodate a range of active and passive recreational and social activities, with a priority to walking, cycling and public transport.