Projects Green Spine

Introducing the Green Spine

The Green Spine is a new park and pedestrian-friendly route through the Church Street area. It links Lisson Gardens, Broadley Gardens, Church Street and the new Luton Street development. The Project was completed in August 2022

The Green Spine Update 

The Green Spine has created significant improvements for the area, including a new play area for children, benches and further seating areas with tables, an outdoor gym for locals to enjoy and table tennis equipment to socialise with.

The space has been carefully designed to provide a more welcoming and safer-feeling environment, with improved lighting and the removal of dark and tucked away corners.

The new park has also seen additional greenery introduced to the area, including a number of new trees and various plants and shrubbery to improve air quality and attract birds and wildlife to the neighbourhood, increasing biodiversity.

The Green Spine’s pedestrian-friendly route has proven a further welcomed addition, enabling a safer and more pleasant route away from traffic. The Park also connects to a new cycle route away from the main roads. Salisbury Street has become a quieter road, where vehicles can access the area on a safer and calmer road. Almost all of the parking spaces which had to be moved to make way for the new open space, have been re-provided close by.

The Green Spine is a lovely new place to walk, and the subsequent Phase 2, detailed below, will see the route extended.

Broadley Street Gardens 

Broadley street garden 2


Broadley street garden 3 

Broadley Street garden 4 

Lisson Street Gardens 

Lisson Street garden 4

Lisson Street Garden 5 Lisson Street Garden 6

Ashmil Street Montage R02

Green Spine Phase 2

We would like to thank those who have been involved in shaping Phase 1 of the Green Spine, which is currently under construction.

The Green Spine Phase 2 connects the Luton Street development, north along Fisherton Street, connecting with Orange Park and up to the Regent’s Canal. This phase is in early concept design stage (plan can be found below). Westminster City Council’s Place Shaping and Highways Team are working with the Highways Term Contractor, BD Landscape Architects, WSP engineers and NRP traffic consultants. 

If you have any questions or concerns, then please do voice them by contacting us at

Phase 2 site map June 2022



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Lisson Street Montage R03 v2

Document Archive

Please find the documents we have shared below:

  • General Arrangement Plan - The plan provides further information about the materials which will be used and a view of the scheme once it has been completed. (12 January 2021)
  • Parking Changes Map (July 2021)
  • Parking Changes Map Commentary
  • As part of the Green Spine, some on-street parking for residents and visitors has been removed from Lisson Street and Salisbury Street to transform the highway into new public parks, and create wider pavements for greening along Salisbury Street
  • The vast majority of removed parking has been re-distributed to the wider area, with overall one space loss of resident parking
  • Salisbury Street has been narrowed to traffic and has become one-way southbound
  • The one-way on Salisbury Street is necessary because of pavement widening but also should make the streets quieter for pedestrians
  • Some other streets in the area have become one-way to facilitate traffic flows through the area
  • On Saturdays, because of Church Street Market, access to Salisbury Street is via Gateforth Street and Samford Street 

Communications Archive

Please find the communications we have sent to date below:

Salisbury Street Montage R02

Frequently Asked Questions

When did the works begin?
Works began on Monday 11 January 2021 and were completed in August 2022.

How has the scheme impacted car parking?
Some parking spaces have been suspended during the construction works. More details can be found in the Parking Changes Map linked below.

How has the scheme impacted emergency vehicle access?
We work closely with the emergency services to ensure they are not affected. Pedestrian access to all properties will always be maintained.

Who has been managing this project?
The Green Spine is part of the Church Street regeneration programme. It is being delivered by Westminster City Council’s contractors FM Conway and WSP.

How can I ask a question about the scheme?
If you have further questions, please email us at

How can I report an issue to the council?
If you notice something that you would like to report, that isn’t related to the Green Spine (for example you have an issue with waste collection), please use the council’s Report It Tool -





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