Pavilion Road crowned one of ‘Britain’s Best Streets’
Following an open call across the UK, Pavilion Road has been voted one of the top three streets in Britain
The competition was organised by Create Streets to mark the Coronation. Create Streets are a think tank that ‘exists to help develop and steward beautiful and popular places which residents and neighbours can love for generations.’ It was founded by Nicholas Boys-Smith, who also sits on the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.
Some of Britain’s most famous streets were in the running from Grey Street in Newcastle to Hope Street in Liverpool and the Shambles in York. The top three results were: 1. Vicars Close, Wells (28% of votes); 2. High Street, Oxford (20% of votes); and 3. Pavilion Road, London (17% of votes).
Nicholas Boys-Smith commented: “It’s absolutely marvellous to see Pavilion Road, a street that has changed so profoundly so recently and which has had so much thought poured into it, make ‘the cut’. Pavilion Road has recently been lovingly and carefully ‘reinvented’ from a back street with a few homes to a vibrant place to shop and dine. An absolute masterpiece of urban acupuncture overseen by landowners, the Cadogan Estate, who take their stewarding carefully.”
He summed up; “We now know that better streets are not just more valuable but provably better for our health and social connectedness. If you love a street, it will love you back.”
For further information on the competition see createstreets.com