Westminster City Council, in collaboration with representatives of East Mayfair, has launched a major street enhancement programme that will ensure this important part of historic Mayfair remains a thriving cultural hub for bespoke tailoring and modern and contemporary art.

Working closely with its partners The Pollen Estate and Savile Row Bespoke, Westminster City Council has been developing a long term plan for the area.  The initial concepts were launched last year in major study – A Vision for East Mayfair. Other partners to have contributed to the Vision include the Royal Academy and O&H Properties.

The Vision is now becoming a reality. The first phase of improvements will see Savile Row completely transformed over the coming months.  The improvements will see the streets decluttered, new wider spaces for pedestrians and the use of best quality materials to enhance the historic setting of the Savile Row bespoke tailors.

The improvements will create a more welcoming environment for visitors, workers and residents, connecting East Mayfair to the new Elizabeth Line station in Hanover Square, the public realm improvements in nearby Bond Street, and the opening of the new Royal Academy building with its new pedestrian link from Burlington Gardens to Piccadilly.

Once the Savile Row works have been completed the Cork Street works, which are funded by Native Land and based upon the same principles, will begin later in 2018.

Councillor Jonathan Glanz said “Westminster City Council is very pleased to be delivering this long awaited public realm improvement scheme, which will make a significant difference to the general ambiance and the pedestrian experience in one of London’s most famous and prestigious streets.”

Julian Stocks, CEO at Pollen Estate commented “we are delighted that the hard work to establish a shared Vision for East Mayfair has now paid off. Everyone with an interest in Savile Row – Westminster City Council, owners and tailors – are all contributing to this fantastic scheme for Savile RowBy the end of 2018 this historic corner of Mayfair will be transformed, offering a more welcoming and thriving environment.”

Su Thomas representing the Savile Row Bespoke Association observed “It is great news that driven by the Savile Row Strategic Group and the East Mayfair Vision the scheme to improve Savile Row is nearly a reality. I am sure that this key initiative will provide an enhanced experience for pedestrians and visitors whilst maintaining the individual character of bespoke tailoring as a desirable destination.”

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