The future of the West End

04 Jun 2024 to 04 Jun 2024
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Please note registration for this event has now closed, you can join the waiting list below.

This WPA breakfast seminar will explore the future of the West End.

Sitting in the heart of the City of Westminster, the West End is London’s most iconic shopping and cultural district and is home to some of the world’s most famous streets and landmarks, including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus and Carnaby Street.

While changing consumer behaviour and the fall out of the pandemic contributed to a proliferation in low quality retailers, exciting occupiers are moving to the area and demand for best-in-class office space in the West End has soared, resulting in record low vacancy rates amidst a limited future pipeline.

To secure the West End’s future, a combination of private and public sector collaboration and investment, including a partnership between Westminster City Council and the property industry, spearheaded by the New West End Company and The Crown Estate, will help to transform the public realm and improve the visitor experience as part of the Oxford Steet Programme and Regent Street Public Realm Vision.

Hosted in partnership with the New West End Company, this breakfast seminar will discuss recent proposals to transform the public realm and the policy and planning landscape that are pivotal to the ongoing success of the area.

Date: Tuesday 4 June

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am

Venue: The Orchard, Level 8, One Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7AL

This event is only open to members and stakeholders of the Westminster Property Association (WPA). If you are interested in joining our association, please contact team@cwpa.org.uk 

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Simon Loomes

WPA Board, Strategic Projects Director, The Portman Estate (panel Chair)

Richard Baldwin

Director of Development, Derwent London

Dee Corsi

Chief Executive, New West End Company

Andrew Hearne

Director for Place Curation, The Crown Estate

Katherine Russell

Head of Property, John Lewis Partnership