Bond Street’s £10m streetscape transformation has completed today.
The transformation, delivered in 18 months, includes a new public square outside the Ralph Lauren store and more space for pedestrians, whilst still allowing traffic on the street.
A further £50m has been invested in 10 new retail store openings including Chloé and Stella McCartney, while Loewe and Givenchy are among those set to open their doors soon. Six stores have undergone refurbishment including Louis Vuitton and Cartier.
Bond street had an annual turnover of £1bn in 2017, and the opening of the new Elizabeth Line is projected to increase entries and exits from Bond Street station by a projected 74% to 69.3 million by 2021.
The project was delivered by Westminster City Council in partnership with West End representative New West End Company, Greater London Authority and Transport for London. With the support of Bond Street businesses, it is the first phase of a widespread development programme for the West End.
Chief executive of the New West End Company, Jace Tyrrell, said: “Over the next three years, we’re looking forward to working with our key local partners to deliver an ambitious transformation for the entire West End, which will see significant injected into the area to support the increased connectivity the Elizabeth Line will bring.”