The woman in charge of reviving London’s busiest shopping street has revealed her vision for the future.
Dame Judith Mayhew-Jonas, newly appointed chairman of the New West End Company, has spoken out about her plans for the capital.
Talking to This is London, she says that the Oxford Street and Regent Street areas are in need of major regeneration.
She spoke about the new station which will arise with the building of the new Crossrail and described her vision of “striking new modern architecture” to be set around the this transport hub.
She added that she wanted to see current commercial properties be redeveloped into much larger retail units “with bigger floor plates that host younger, edgier stores and that connect it to the thriving Soho nightlife that backs onto this end of the street”.
“We want it to be vibrant and have a unique selling point that distinguishes it from the western end,” Dame Mayhew-Jonas said.
If the Crossrail goes ahead it will see a £500 million revamp of Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street Tube stations.