First new crossing along the Euston Road in 10 years

A new pedestrian crossing has opened traversing one of Camden’s busiest roads.  Located between Warren Street and Great Portland Street on the Euston Road, the crossing better links Fitzrovia and Regents Park.

This is the first new crossing along the Euston Road in 10 years and is the result of partnership working between Camden Council, Transport for London and British Land. With its array of mainline stations providing access to Europe and the rest of the world, the Euston Road is one of the City’s best connected streets, and the new crossing plays a key role in the wider strategic vision for this important route.

Situated to the west of Euston Circus underpass, the crossing has been created to improve pedestrian access to the residential area of Fitzrovia, to the south of Euston Road and from the Regent’s Park Estate, to the North of Euston Road.

Comprising 1.5 million square feet of office, residential, retail and leisure accommodation, British Land’s 13 acre, Regent’s Place estate is currently home to around 7,000 workers, and is served by four London underground tube stations, six different tube lines and three mainline stations.  Access to and from two of these Underground Stations, Warren Street and Great Portland Street, will also be made easier by the new link and will benefit the thousands of other residents and workers on both sides of Euston Road.
Councillor Chris Knight, Executive Member for Environment, Camden Council, said: “This new crossing will help to link communities north and south of the Euston Road and open up new opportunities for access to the wonderful places in this part of Central London, which include Fitzroy Square, Drummond Street restaurants and of course Regents Park. I also hope it will encourage more people to walk and to their destinations.”
Nigel Webb, Director at British Land, added: “The new crossing further boosts accessibility into the heart of the estate, and plays a key role in our master plan for Regent’s Place, as well as the wider strategic vision for the Marylebone-Euston Road, both of which have been designed by world renowned architect Terry Farrell and Partners.
“In addition to the new crossing, we have recently enhanced connectivity at Regent’s Place with the creation of a new tree-lined pedestrian thoroughfare through the estate core, linking Regent’s Park to Euston, St. Pancras International and King’s Cross Stations, and enhancing the public realm with the planting of 180 trees.”
Ben Plowden, Director of Better Routes and Places at Transport for London, said: “The new crossing on Euston Road has been installed in such a way that it benefits pedestrians without affecting traffic flow in the local area. By ensuring that the needs of all road users and pedestrians are being met, TfL is delivering significant benefits to all.” 
For British Land enquiries, please contact Vicki Wallin at FD on 020 7269 9360, or email victoria.wallin@fd.com

Notes to editors:


The scheme has been part funded with Transport £200K from Transport for London and £158,500 planning contribution from British Land.

Notable nearby destinations include Warren Street and Great Portland Street underground stations, University College Hospital, Euston Tower and Fitzroy Square.

Euston Circus is a major junction joining Euston Road, Tottenham Court Road and Hampstead Road.

Proposals are being developed to undertake major public realm improvements at Euston Circus.

Contact info

pressoffice@camden.gov.uk
Reference code: PR 1146
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