Queen Eleanor Square, Waltham Cross

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Hertfordshire County Council, on behalf of Broxbourne Borough Council, under the Eastern Highways Framework 2 to carry out a landmark scheme of public realm works in the centre of Waltham Cross.

Key details

Broxbourne Borough Council
Project manager
Hertfordshire County Council
Project value

Key aims and challenges

Previously a vehicle-dominated area, Queen Eleanor Square is a contemporary, family-friendly town square featuring high-quality decorative paving, premium street furniture, lighting, planters, trees and landscaped green spaces. 

Bespoke features included feature paviours cut by a specialist stonemason and laser-etched metal plaques that tell the story about the Eleanor Cross and its significance.

The square's name is a reference to Waltham Cross' famous medieval Eleanor Cross memorial, which commemorates the overnight resting place of the coffin of Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I, on its processional journey from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey in 1290.

Danaher & Walsh liaised with the many stakeholders in order to develop a works programme which allowed the works progress efficiently while minimising disruption to local business, residents and the general public.