Bond Street completes £60m makeover ahead of Elizabeth Line launch

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Bond Street, one of the most lucrative shopping districts in the world, has just completed a £60 million makeover ahead of the Elizabeth Line opening.

The transformation includes a £10 million investment into a new streetscape for the area, incorporating a new public square and more space for pedestrians.

A further £50 million has been invested into ten new store openings including Chloè and Stella McCartney, with Givenchy and Loewe also slated to open soon.

Meanwhile Louis Vuitton and Cartier are among the six stores that have undergone refurbishment.

Delivered by Westminster City Council in partnership with West End representative New West End Company, Greater London Authority and Transport for London, the project is the first phase of a widespread development programme for the West End.

“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,” said New West End Company chief executive Jace Tyrrell.

The West End is already the busiest shopping district in the UK, with the opening of the new Elizabeth Line expected to bring Bond Street station passengers up from 155,000 to 220,000 each day.

When the route fully opens in December 2019, a train every two and a half minutes at peak time will allow passengers to travel all the way through to Paddington, Heathrow or Reading in the west and Shenfield or Abbey Wood in the east.

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