Oxford Street East II (OSE II)

Oxford Street East II (OSE II)

Ward: West End

Streets Affected: Berners Street, Hanway Street, Newman Street, Oxford Street, Perry's Place, Rathbone Place, Soho Street, Wardour Street

Project Type: Major Projects

Project Overview

Oxford Street East

Oxford Street and the wider West End are important to London's economy, generating nearly 20% of its GDP and sustaining over 300,000 jobs. On an average Saturday (Sept' 2010), footfall across Oxford Street was over 700,000 people - averaging around 4.3 million people a week; over 220 million people per annum.

In addition to large pedestrian flows, the area must contend with high numbers of vehicle movements including buses, taxis, and delivery vehicles. The area suffers from severe pedestrian congestion in places, poor flowing traffic, localised severance, underutilised streets and a limited opportunity for informal pedestrian crossings.

The project will follow on from recent streetscape improvements between Oxford Circus and Berwick Street and will enhance the setting of listed buildings and heritage assets through the removal of clutter, lamp columns and traffic signs. The project will assist economic development by encouraging footfall on underutilised streets and integrate with other development and transport projects.



Status

Works on site

Outline Programme

Works to start on site in January 2014
Works to finish by October 2014

Project Documents

STATUS

    Concept
    Feasibility
    In Consultation
    Design Stage
    Works due
    Works on site
    Works completed