Greening Phoenix Road

Closed 5 Jul 2019

Opened 1 Apr 2019

Results updated 13 Jan 2021

Developing a concept design for Phoenix Road

January 2021 Update

We’re getting real with Greening Phoenix Road and we want to invite as many people and organisations to be a part of it!

January 2021 marks the commencement of the co-design phase of the project, where collective ideas are brought together which will inform and shape the future role, function and experiential quality of Phoenix Road.

Through January and February these ideas will be developed through a collaborative process of listening, imagining and designing, between a team of designers, Council officers and the local community. A process known as co-design.

A number of co-design events and activities are planned in this period targeting participation by young people within the community, engaging with local schools and youth groups. Alongside these specific sessions and activities the launch of the Greening Phoenix Road, Commonplace website and email address will enable the wider community to get involved and provide influence from the beginning of the process.

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December 2020 Update

We are working with LDA Design and make:good to develop improvements to Phoenix Road to create a greener link between Euston and St Pancras Stations.

This design stage builds upon previous engagement and studies. In summer 2019, nearly 700 participants shared ideas for greening Phoenix Road and thoughts about key challenges that will need to be addressed. The 2018 feasibility study and the findings from the 2019 community engagement shape this next stage. Scroll down to find information about these.

There are some exciting opportunities planned for you to create and trial ideas along Phoenix Road in 2021 as we develop a concept plan.

We want to work together to tackle the challenges and develop real solutions to ensure Phoenix Road becomes an inclusive and vibrant space at the heart of a safe, strong and open community.

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Greening Phoenix Road engagement during 2019

June 2020 Update

In summer 2019 we collaborated with Groundwork London to ask for your feedback about how we could improve Phoenix Road.

We heard from nearly 700 participants who shared their suggestions via a questionnaire on-line or at one of over 20 conversation stalls or focused activities. Thank you for your feedback and suggestions and for sharing your thoughts on the key challenges that will need to be addressed to make this a success.

What we heard . . .

Survey respondents told us that:

Safety while walking along Phoenix Road is the most important issue that the design of improvements will need to address including:

  • creating safe routes to and from school,
  • Improving accessibility for all abilities
  • Careful design of shared routes and spaces for cyclists and pedestrians
  • An integrated approach to linking spaces and ensure they are welcoming and inclusive

Any potential changes to vehicle access and traffic flows will need to be carefully considered:

  • Maintaining vehicle access for people with limited mobility is important,
  • As is access for businesses, services and deliveries,
  • While improving road safety and prioritising pedestrians and cyclists over vehicles.

Aspirations for Phoenix Road to be clean and green - creating a vibrant and biodiverse shared space, provided that:

  • Ongoing maintenance will be of a high standard, and
  • The design adequately considers issues including ASB, crime, litter, homelessness,
  • Improvements optimise shared spaces that are safe and accessible for socialising, play and relaxation
  • And that designs reflect the heritage and unique character of the area.

And finally, that developing improvements to reflect the needs and priorities of local communities is key to the success of this proposal to create a green route linking Euston and St Pancras International Stations.

Next Steps

Many of the issues are complex and we want to work together to tackle the challenges and develop real solutions to ensure Phoenix Road becomes an inclusive and vibrant space at the heart of a safe, strong and open community.


Please sign up if you would like to help shape the future for Phoenix Road:



Share your ideas for how you think we could improve and create green spaces along Phoenix Road in Somers Town.

We have undertaken a lot of consultation with the communities of Somers Town in recent years, and a common theme is the need for more greening, such as open space, street trees or green walls.

We are now working with Groundwork London to find out more about your aspirations and ideas for greening Phoenix Road, in the heart of Somers Town. Whether you are a resident, business owner, commuter or student, if you use Phoenix Road, we would like to hear from you. 


Camden Council secured a series of assurances to help mitigate against the construction impacts of HS2 works. One of these assurances provides funding to make changes to Phoenix Road to create new green space that benefits communities, the local environment and the local area.  

We’ve undertaken some initial studies to see what might be possible, and these reports can be found below. We think it may be possible to make changes to the streets in the area, to remove the dominance of vehicles, prioritise pedestrians and cyclists, and create space for communities to enjoy. This would also create a safe, pleasant walking route between Euston Station and St Pancras Station.

Now we want to hear from you about how you currently use Phoenix Road, your feelings about the space, and how you think we could use this opportunity to improve the area through greening for you and your community. How could Phoenix Road be used differently? What kind of space would you like to see? What do you feel would most benefit Somers Town?

You can share your thoughts and ideas by filling in this online survey. We will also be setting up a stall at various locations on Phoenix Road, where you can drop in to share your ideas with us. Details of when and where these stalls will be located are listed below.

Why your views matter

We will use the feedback from this survey and the other engagement activities to inform the designs we develop for Phoenix Road. Any improvements will be based on the needs and priorities of local communities.  There will be lots more opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts as the project develops.

If you have any questions or would like to receive updates about the project, please contact us on:

What happens next

We will be engaging with the community through the development of this project, all updates and the final report will be posted here.

All queries on HS2 matters including the safeguarding areas should be directed to the HS2 helpline on 08081 434 434 (Freephone) or 08081 456 472 (minicom), e-mail or write to High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, 2 Snowhill, Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GA-


  • Chalton Street Market (near Euston Road)

    From 23 Apr 2019 at 13:00 to 23 Apr 2019 at 17:00

    Come and chat to us about how walking along Phoenix Road makes you feel and how you could reimagine it.

  • Junction of Phoenix Road and Werrington Street

    From 26 Apr 2019 at 14:30 to 26 Apr 2019 at 17:30

    Come and chat to us about how walking along Phoenix Road makes you feel and how you could reimagine it.

  • Ossulston Street/ Brill Place Junction

    From 27 Apr 2019 at 10:00 to 27 Apr 2019 at 14:00

    Come and chat to us about how walking along Phoenix Road makes you feel and how you could reimagine it.

  • Chalton Gallery

    From 28 Apr 2019 at 15:00 to 28 Apr 2019 at 18:00

    Come and chat to us about how walking along Phoenix Road makes you feel and how you could reimagine it.


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