In April, Westminster City Council started work on the Bond Street Enhancement project. The scheme is expected to take around 18 months to construct, and is part of a wider multi-million pound private/public investment programme to improve the West End ahead of the opening of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail).
The Bond Street project comes after Westminster City Council and Transport for London earlier this week launched a major public consultation about a long term vision for the Oxford Street District to manage the millions of additional visitors and enhance the West End’s position as the world’s top shopping area.
The first phase of works takes place on New Bond Street between Bruton Street and Grafton Street, and includes the pedestrian area where the ‘Allies Sculpture’ is situated. At the works opening, Jace Tyrrell, CEO of New West End Company, said that “Bond Street is unequivocally the centre of global luxury, home to the world’s most revered luxury brands, jewellers and art galleries where spend exceeds over £1bn annually.
Today marks a significant moment in Bond Street’s history and is part of an ambitious vision and major investment plan to deliver a new West End. For three years, we have worked with our partners to deliver a series of public realm improvements for Bond Street that will secure the streets international success and create a truly globally competitive luxury environment”.
Norman Rourke Pryme carried out scheme design, traffic modelling, parking & loading strategy design and stakeholder & public engagement on the project, and is currently working with City of Westminster on temporary kerbside controls during the construction phases, as well as considering wider impacts of traffic management for neighbouring public realm schemes due to start shortly.
Further information can be found at http://westminstertransportationservices.co.uk/projects/project_details.php?id=434 and www.costar.co.uk/en/assets/news/2017/April/Bond-Street-poised-for-10m-makeover-of-pulic-realm/