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Transport planning

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The redevelopment of the former Post Office sorting office required improvements to the highway layout adjacent to the development. This enabled the footprint of the original Christ Church Greyfriars to be restored by building new boundary walls to match the existing.

The new vehicular route linking Giltspur Street to King Edward Street is wide enough for two-way traffic, but all delivery vehicles must operate on a single through movement. Staff traffic (cars, motorcycles and bicycles) descends down a straight ramp to the basement carpark. Delivery vehicles proceed along the service road to the central delivery area.

The junction of Newgate Street with King Edward Street was redesigned as a fully signalised junction, incorporating facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Footways around the perimeter of the site have been repaved in York stone, together with the restored rose garden on the site of the Christ Church Greyfriars. The access road leading to the rear of the Post Office building on King Edward Street has also been reconstructed to provide a granite sett surface.

Pedestrian movement studies were undertaken at existing Merrill Lynch offices to establish the number of lifts required.

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