City of London
Universally acknowledged as the gold standard in wayfinding research and design, Transport for London’s (TfL) ‘Legible London’ system was originally developed to support walking as a convenient and safe form of travel across the UK’s capital.
With the ongoing regeneration proposals scheduled across the Square Mile, the City of London actively sought a new approach to replace its outdated onstreet wayfinding infrastructure. Following a competitive procurement exercise, Maynard was commissioned to design and deliver a Legible London pilot for one of the City’s most complex, multi-level walking environments.Working in partnership with TfL, our challenge was to develop, iterate and refine the wayfinding system to meet the area’s specific local challenges. The organic medieval street structure, coupled with the infamous, segregated Highwalk maze network at the Barbican, ensured that the Legible London system was tested to its limits.