Today marks the official completion of the most ambitious public realm improvement scheme in Bond Street in over 30 years, a major £10 million transformation of the streetscape.
The project will significantly enhance the experience for pedestrians, while still allowing traffic on the street. Delivered by Westminster City Council in partnership with New West End Company, GLA, Transport for London and with the support of Bond Street businesses, this scheme completes the first phase of a multi-million investment programme for the wider West End and marks a major moment for the street as a globally competitive luxury destination.
Bond Street’s mix of internationally renowned jewellers, fashion powerhouses and critically acclaimed galleries has cemented its position as one of the most sought after destinations for luxury brands looking to locate their global flagships. Since the improvement scheme began in April 2017, Bond Street has seen an unprecedented level of investment, with £50 million invested through 10 new brand openings and 6 major store refurbishments, as brands look to Bond Street as their new home.
Some of the highlights of the revitalised Bond Street include:
- A brand new public square outside Ralph Lauren at the Burlington Gardens junction
- More space for pedestrians through decluttering
- High quality materials and lighting that complements and showcases the iconic brands
The completion of the Bond Street public realm project is the first phase in a wider scheme of investment into the West End, including Hanover Square and widespread improvements proposed for the Oxford Street District.