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Cork Street Public Realm Improvement Project

Cork Street Public Realm Improvement Project

Ward: West End

Streets Affected: Burlington Gardens, Clifford Street, Cork Street

Project Type: Developer and third party funded

Project Overview


Westminster City Council is making a series of improvements on Cork Street and adjacent roads to improve pedestrian movement and safety. The changes will improve the links between Cork Street and other parts of East Mayfair, in line with other ongoing improvements in this area. Works will begin mid-August 2018 and will continue for approximately nine months.

Once complete, the improvements will include:

  • Wider and less cluttered footways, reducing pedestrian congestion and raising the profile of commercial frontages.
  • New high-quality natural materials throughout the area, similar to those introduced on Bond Street and Savile Row.
  • A new pedestrian crossing in front of the New Burlington Gate development easing pedestrian movements across Cork Street.
  • Realigned raised table junctions at Clifford Street and Burlington Gardens, to create a safer environment for pedestrians and encourage lower vehicle speeds.
  • Better managed parking on raised surfaces.


Restrictions to parking and vehicle access

Some temporary road closures will be required.  Exact dates and diversion routes will be advertised closer to the time and distributed via email. Please email us to sign up for updates. Please note that from the end of September, a one way north bound system will be in place on Old Burlington Street.  Once construction is complete, the direction of traffic will return to normal.

Some local parking and loading suspensions will also be required. These will be kept to a minimum and clearly signed so. If you usually use the parking bays within Cork Street, please keep an eye out for suspension boards and then move your vehicle to help ensure the works can be completed as quickly as possible.

Temporary pedestrian access arrangements

When footway renewal works are taking place, some footways will be temporarily closed for safety reasons.  Alternative routes will be provided and clearly signed.

Pedestrian access to all businesses and buildings will be maintained at all times.


Works completed

Outline Programme

Project Documents


    On Hold
    Design Stage
    In Consultation
    Works on site
    Works completed