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Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Investment Opportunities

  1. Strand Aldwych, WC2R
  2. Ebury Bridge, SW1W
  3. Church Street, NW8
  4. Harrow Road, W9

Investment Opportunities

Strand Aldwych, WC2R

Strand Aldwych, WC2R

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.

  • Project Owner: City of Westminster
  • Development cost: £18m
  • Planning status: RIBA Stage 5
  • Completion date: Meanwhile scheme completed 2022 / Permanent scheme expected completion 2025/27

Ebury Bridge, SW1W

Ebury Bridge, SW1W

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.

  • Project Owner: Westminster City Council
  • Development cost: c£500m
  • Planning status: Approved (April 2021)
  • Completion date: Phase 1 (May 2024) – Phases 2+ (2026-2030)

Church Street, NW8

Church Street, NW8

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.

  • Project Owner: Westminster City Council
  • Development value: Over £1b of investment over the next 15-20 years
  • Development cost: c£400m
  • Planning status: Plans submitted December 2021
  • Completion date: Site A – 2026, Site B – 2031, Site C - 2035

Harrow Road, W9

Harrow Road, W9

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.

 

  • Project Owner: Westminster City Council
  • Development cost: £1.8m (incl. £900k award from Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund)
  • Planning status: Planning application in March 2022
  • Completion date: 2023

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

Population projections 2021 266,033

Population projections 2050 278,091

Homes

London plan new homes (ten-year target) 9,850

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) TBC

  • £50bn contribution to the national economy, the highest economic output of any Local Authority
  • Home to the highest number of start-up and scale-up businesses in the UK
  • 749,000 jobs across the City
“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

  • Thriving Economy: a place-based approach to vitality, recovery, and resilience. Key programmes include,
  • Oxford Street District: a bold new vision and framework, kickstarted with £150m of council investment. Ensuring the successful long-term future for the nation’s high street, as the greenest, smartest, most sustainable District of its kind anywhere in the world.
  • A new Investment Service: attracting and supporting investment from forward-thinking businesses. Driving the creation of employment opportunities and accelerating sustainable economic growth.
  • Pop-up activations: in partnership with BIDs and property owners, we’re giving a new generation of creative talent and start-ups the opportunity to open in the heart of London, supporting and shaping the future of our high streets.
  • Smart City: ensuring Westminster remains a global centre of innovation. Leveraging technology to enhance the delivery of services, address digital inequality, and reduce carbon emissions.  
  • Vibrant Communities: ensuring our places are inclusive and our residents are empowered to benefit from opportunities on their doorstep and the support available. 
  • Greener and Cleaner: leading the transition to sustainable cities and a circular economy, Westminster will achieve net zero emissions by 2040 while creating jobs, homes, and a healthier, more resilient city for all.