New plans to revive Oxford Street announced

Westminster City Council has announced “ambitious” new plans to “revive” Oxford Street and the surrounding area, an iconic shopping hub in London and key attraction for luxury tourists.

The new Oxford Street District (OSD) framework, developed with key strategic partners, hopes to “ensure the successful long-term future for the nation’s high street, as the greenest, smartest, most sustainable district of its kind anywhere in the world”.

The plans include a “bold, new ‘Marble Arch Hill’ temporary visitor attraction at Marble Arch to be a catalyst for Oxford Street’s climb back to global acclaim and success”.

Other more long-term changes include cleaner air across the district through “world-class” sustainability initiatives and a zero-emission transport network; new models of living and working, “supporting small and medium-sized enterprises to establish themselves and reusing and reimagining existing buildings”; and a world-class public realm with “a strong focus on play”….

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