Camden teams up with Eurovia to transform Tottenham Court Road area
Camden Council has selected Eurovia as its main contractor for the West End Project (WEP) – a £35 million plan to transform the Tottenham Court Road area.
“2018 will be one of the most important years in the history of Tottenham Court Road. The West End deserves a well-connected, ambitious area to complement the opening of the new Crossrail station and this project will cement its reputation as one of London’s premier commercial, cultural and academic districts. It will make the area safer, greener and more attractive for everyone, boosting business and creating new public spaces for residents, local workers and visitors.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden’s Environment
Work on the West End Project will begin early this year and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
The West End Project will address issues which have affected the area for some time, including traffic congestion, poor air quality and safety, narrow and cluttered pavements and a lack of public space. The one-way system operating on Tottenham Court Road, Gower Street, Bloomsbury Street and Charing Cross Road, which increases journey times, will be removed and replaced with two-way streets and some protected cycle lanes. A new public space in front of Shaftesbury Theatre a park at Alfred Place and a new plaza next to Centre Point and the new Crossrail Station will also take pressure off busy pavements and provide places for people to meet, shop and relax.
Councillor Harrison added: “Camden has a clear track record of using bold transport and infrastructure schemes to tackle traffic congestion and this project will help to address one of London’s worst areas for pollution.”
The project was approved in 2015 and Camden Council has worked closely with partners Transport for London, Crossrail, City of Westminster Council, BeeMidtown, The Fitzrovia Partnership and London First to get to this stage.