King’s Scholars’ Passage

King’s Scholars’ Passage was identified as a project site within the Victoria BID Public Realm strategy, People Wanted, as one of a suite of spaces that could “transform Victoria into a place for people, create a destination and a successful location for all to work, live, shop and move in.”

King’s Scholars’ Passage, situated not far from Victoria Station, is a back alley overlooked by the rear elevations of buildings on Vauxhall Bridge Road and Carlisle Place. The buildings house a variety of uses, such as offices, private residences, and hospitality and retail. Its current arrangement is uninviting and attracts anti-social behaviour which spills out on to nearby streets marring this area of Victoria and affecting businesses, passers-by and local residents.

We have, through community engagement, and with BDP, developed short- and long-term ideas that could be implemented at King’s Scholar’s Passage, subject to funding, further design and consultation, planning and other consents. The ideas design out existing issues and help to create a visual and potential community space whilst not inhibiting the link to meet its core functions as a highway.

We are now preparing to share these ideas and potential next steps.

The King’s Scholars’ Passage consultation website remains available at as a record of engagement activity undertaken to date and how the project came about.