New London Architecture

Cynthia Grant

Project Director

New West End Company

Cynthia Grant
Cynthia Grant is an experienced civil engineer, transport planner/modeller and project facilitator who has worked extensively in transport, public realm and public art planning and delivery both in the U.K and internationally. She has a particular interest in urban design and the built environment
Between 1985 and 1998 she was Director of Transport for the London Docklands Development Corporation, overseeing the design, planning, funding and procurement of strategic road, rail, bus, traffic management, pedestrian, cycle, river, public art and wayfinding projects in the Docklands area. She has won several awards for her commissions for seven major pedestrian bridges in the Docklands area, designed collaboratively by architects, engineers and artists.
Cynthia has wide-ranging experience in the design and development of transport, public realm and public art schemes and has been involved in many major London projects, including Battersea Power Station, the O2, and public realm and public art strategies for Bond Street, Hanover Square, Savile Row, Burlington Gardens, Queensway and many other locations in London
Her clients include the New West End Company BID, The Heart of London BID, The Pollen Estate, the Royal Academy of Arts London, Tate Modern, One Aldwych, and other developers and agents.
She has specialised in the use of transport and public realm as a regeneration tool, with a strong emphasis on developing a positive interaction between transport, the public realm, business interests, and public art. Her expertise includes putting together packages of proposals, working with multidisciplinary teams of designers, transport engineers, traffic modellers, property agents and cost planners to get the best, holistic schemes which are well designed but also practical, and in putting together funding packages for these schemes. She has developed good relationships with Westminster City Council at both officer and member level whilst working on projects in the West End over the last 8 years. 

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