Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy

Strategy

Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy

Westminster City Council / Transport for London

2017

A Public Realm Strategy to transform Oxford Street West into a new district that will become a world class destination.

Burns + Nice were commissioned by Westminster City Council and Transport for London in May 2017 to prepare a Public Realm Strategy to transform Oxford Street West into a new district that would become a world class destination set within a series of exciting new public spaces and vibrant connecting streetscapes.

The arrival of the Elizabeth line in 2018 will have a significant impact on the West End and on Oxford Street in particular. The Elizabeth line is seen as the catalyst for transforming the public realm on an area-wide basis, to solve those issues that are negatively impacting on Oxford Street today: overcrowding, poor air quality and road safety.

The Oxford Street West strategy is based on the pedestrianisation of sections of Oxford Street. It is an unprecedented opportunity to create a high quality public realm which is pedestrian orientated and establishes a new district that promotes the area’s rich heritage, is comfortable to be in and well connected to create an inspiring place for everyone to enjoy.

Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy
Oxford Street West Public Realm Strategy