Oxford Street District: West End Recovery

27 Jan 2021
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

New West End Company (NWEC) and Westminster Property Association (WPA) invited members to a webinar exploring how plans to transform the Oxford Street District will support the West End’s recovery post-Covid.  

Westminster City Council is due to launch a new vision for this iconic area in the coming weeks as part of a wider plan to secure its long-term success and evolution in response to Covid and changing demands.

Following an introduction from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Rachael Robathan, who reaffirmed the importance of the district to London’s recovery, Elad Eisenstein, Programme Director (Oxford Street District) and Debbie Jackson, Executive Director (Growth, Planning & Housing), outlined the City Council’s priorities. They emphasised the importance of diversifying uses, animating and greening spaces, curating experiences, and broadening the economic base of the West End.

WPA Vice Chair Paul Williams (CEO, Derwent London) and Tim Reade (Director of Asset Management, Selfridges Group) provided the voice of business alongside the panel chair James Cooksey (Director, Central London, The Crown Estate).


  • Cllr Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council  


  • Elad EisensteinProgramme Director – Oxford Street District at Westminster City Council 


  • James Cooksey, Director of Central London at The Crown Estate + NWEC/WPA Board (Panel Chair)  
  • Elad EisensteinProgramme Director – Oxford Street District at Westminster City Council 
  • Debbie Jackson, Executive Director – Growth, Planning & Housing at Westminster City Council
  • Tim Reade, Director of Asset Management at Selfridges Group 
  • Paul Williams, WPA Vice Chair; Chief Executive of Derwent London 
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