A new framework for the Oxford Street District has been unveiled by Westminster City Council. The framework reimagines the nation’s favourite high street through the themes of greener, smarter, future and together; to create a globally competitive centre for innovative retail, commercial activities, culture and living.
Some highlights from the framework’s proposals for longer term improvements include:
Westminster has already committed £150m to kickstart the OSD programmes and attract inward investment, taking full advantage of the Elizabeth Line opening in 2022 and the area’s links to the wider West End and beyond. It was already in development pre-pandemic but now also responds to fundamental changes to shopping habits and working patterns, that have been accelerated by Covid-19.
It will be a `year of delivery’ for Oxford Street with a large number of immediate projects getting under way within weeks, including:
You can view the council’s new framework for the Oxford Street District here.