Cycle towers idea for Old Street

Ideas competition launched for the future of “Tech City” roundabout

Cycle towers idea for Old Street

Velocity's friends at CoveBurgess Architects have been shortlisted in the competition to redevelop London's Old Street roundabout with a cycling storage concept.

The practice's "Silicon Hill" vision and design concept idea, hatched with Eco-Cycle, places three cycle storage units at the edge of a pocket park at the Old Street Iconic Gateway in London. It is part of a wider highway transformation scheme and will provide a clear new visual identity for Old Street, reflecting the area's reputation as "Silicon Roundabout". Advertisement hoardings will be relocated to the tops of towers, each of which will have capacity for 200 bicycles. The towers will enclose new café space, creating a protected and distinctive public realm.
Thirty-nine shortlisted projects for the site are part of an exhibition which launched on 19 February. Among them are  schemes by cycle-friendly practices such as Gibson Thornley and Mae - you can view them here.