The Strand Aldwych scheme is converting busy roadways into major new public space. The vision is for the area to become a global creative and cultural quarter and an international beacon for creativity, enterprise and learning.
The scheme will make way for new public spaces, improved safety, address air quality and support the local economy.
Strand Aldwych will bring the inside out – celebrating the wealth of cultural and educational offers, whilst providing a new green oasis to relax, play and come together. The initial meanwhile intervention at the Strand will is testing Londoners would like to use the space before the permeant scheme is brought forward.
At Ebury Bridge, we are setting a new standard in estate regeneration. The approved scheme will see the full redevelopment of the estate and the creation of high-quality, sustainable homes. Including 239 new council homes, with 50% of all homes being affordable.
A car-lite scheme, with disabled car parking only. And with pedestrian and cycle transport a top priority. The neighbourhood will benefit from new public spaces, retail, cafés and flexible workspace. Our innovative meanwhile use provision is fully operational and is providing enterprise and retail space for existing and new businesses in the area and a pipeline of occupiers for the long-term development.
A vibrant, busy area, home to one of London’s oldest street markets. The regeneration will deliver over 1,750 new homes across tenures; better routes around the area; green and open spaces; and business and enterprise premises.
Projects that improve health, wellbeing, and employment prospects for local people are already underway, and the programme has a key role to play in the council’s commitment to achieving net zero. There are a huge range of opportunities for genuinely inclusive and diverse organisations to work on this ambitious programme. The council will be looking for a development partner to deliver Site A in the near future.
The Harrow Road Place Plan has been developed alongside local stakeholders to provide an ambitious framework for the delivery of improvements across the area. Following a £900k award from the Greater London Authority’s Good Growth Fund, three projects are set to be delivered to catalyse wider regeneration and investment.
The three projects will transform Maida Hill Market, Westbourne Green adjacent to the canal and Harrow Road Open Space by the canal in Queens Park. The projects will improve connectivity and create greener and more inviting public spaces that prioritise community and civic life.
The City of Westminster is the economic powerhouse of the London and UK economy. Home to one-eight of London’s jobs, our economy is critical to the nation’s economic wellbeing.
Iconic neighbourhoods and famous destinations such as the West End, Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Soho, Marble Arch, Marylebone and Mayfair offer a rich heritage of museums, galleries, theatres and parks, an outstanding choice of independent, high street and luxury retail and an unparalleled hospitality offer.
Westminster’s unmatched connectivity, quality of life and highly skilled workforce attracts the highest number of start-up and scale-up businesses in the UK. With its unique position at the centre of the UK’s political, academic and diplomatic life, Westminster’s influence is resoundingly international and multicultural. Yet its character is distinctly local.
We now need to build a dynamic post-pandemic economy that can respond flexibly to change. One that harnesses innovation and technology to improve people’s lives. And one that tackles the climate emergency head on.
Through our City Plan and our complementary place-plans for distinct neighbourhoods, we’re providing guidance and clarity for investors. Working together with partners who share our vision and values, we are creating a world-class city for all.
Population projections 2021 266,033
Population projections 2050 278,091
London plan new homes (ten-year target) 9,850
Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) TBC
“As the lockdown restrictions lift, our priority is to kickstart an economy which creates one in eight jobs in the capital. For the past 18 months we have worked to encourage people back into the City safely with initiatives like al fresco dining and major free arts festivals. We will also be pressing on with our ambitious £150m investment in the Oxford Street District, working with partners to ensure the nation’s high street remains a global attraction. What happens in Westminster matters nationally, and we are working to revitalise a West End that puts tens of billions into the UK every year.”
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council