The West End Project – transforming the Tottenham Court Road area
The West End Project will transform the Tottenham Court Road area making the area safer and more attractive for everyone, creating new public spaces and boosting business.
Public consultation on the West End project will take place from Monday 9 June 2014 until Friday 18 July 2014.
The proposals will:
- Create or improve five public spaces, and create a brand new park.
- Replace the one-way system with two-way roads, some protected cycle lanes and improved public spaces.
- Create 18,000 square metres of new public realm, with nearly 300 new trees planted in the area.
- Reduce congestion and pollution, widen pavements and improve access to public transport.
- Be delivered by 2018 in time for the opening of Crossrail, when Tottenham Court Road station will have more visitors than Heathrow every day.
- Help to make this a thriving district, enabling businesses to capitalise on the opportunities of increased visitors.
Design of public spaces
As part of the West End Project consultation, Camden Council will be asking for views on our initial ideas on the key public spaces including Whitfield Gardens, Alfred Place and Princes Circus.
Following comments from residents, local groups and businesses, we have engaged leading urban design consultants and landscape architects, they would like to work with local stakeholders on developing and progressing designs for these public spaces.
The Council has arranged a series of meetings to be held at the Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Street on:
- 18 June, 10am – 12pm: Gathering initial ideas
- 10 July, 10am -12pm Presenting draft designs
- 9 September, 10am – 12pm Presenting final designs
Each session will be split as follows:
- 10.00-10.30 Whitfield Gardens
- 10.30-11.00 Alfred Place
- 11.00-11.30 Princes Circus
- 11.30-12.00 tea and coffee break and feedback
Book your place here.