Ringing in a new era for Oxford Street

Wednesday April 7 2021

The TP Group is excited to announce our involvement in the Oxford Street transformation project by Westminster City Council, aiming to improve and future-proof the famous shopping street and turn it into an ‘international centre’. The area will undergo a radical redevelopment that combines retail with leisure, cultural and community spaces. Food and experiential-led offerings will be introduced into the retail mix in a move away from the prevalence of souvenir shops on the thoroughfare.

The public spaces will be key to the project; it’s proposed that Oxford Circus become a public piazza, and there are plans for Marble Arch to be transformed into a public square and events space. Transport for London has also indicated that bus numbers will be reduced, as the surrounding areas eventually become zero-emissions transport zones for all vehicles.

Our Surfacing and Coatings Division are about to commence works to transform this iconic location, working alongside J. Murphy & Sons and Careys Civil Engineering on their joint venture. The five-year, £235m contract is part of Westminster City Council’s plans to enhance the neighbourhood through 36 distinct projects. These will reduce congestion, provide better cycling routes, improve air quality and create green spaces.

The timing of the large-scale redevelopment is not an accident, with the arrival of Crossrail and the Elizabeth Line expected to increase visitor numbers. The new transport links will make Oxford Street the best-connected shopping district in the world, only half an hour from Heathrow Airport.

At The TP Group, we’re extremely pleased to have been awarded the work to help create the new spaces reinstating Oxford Street’s position as the world’s foremost shopping and cultural destination.