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West End project

The West End project will transform the Tottenham Court Road area into one of London’s premier commercial, cultural and academic districts. 

The £41 million project will unlock the area’s potential: safe and attractive streets with wider tree-lined pavements, boosting business and creating public spaces for the community and visitors to enjoy.

A public consultation on the project took place in 2014, and the results were presented at the Council Cabinet meeting in January 2015. Cabinet gave approval for the project to go ahead, and construction is likely to start in summer 2015.

The project will be delivered in phases and completed by 2018 in time for the opening of Crossrail, when Tottenham Court Road station will have nearly twice the number of visitors as Heathrow every day. The improvements will help make this a thriving district enabling businesses to capitalise on the opportunities of increased visitors.  

Five public spaces will either be created or improved along with a brand new park. A total of 18,000 square metres of new public realm will be created along with nearly 300 new trees planted in the area.

The one-way system will be replaced with two-way, tree-lined streets, some protected cycle tracks and improved public spaces.

The scheme will also improve safety, reduce congestion and pollution, widen pavements and improve access to public transport. 

We developed the initial proposals in partnership with stakeholders and in discussion with the local community.

A public consultation on the final proposals took place from Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 1 August 2014.

View information about the West End project proposals and the public consultation (now closed)