Projects & Programmes
West End Partnership
Formed in 2013, the West End Partnership brings together senior public service and private sector leaders, academic experts and resident representatives. It was created to be the catalyst and mechanism to enable the West End to accommodate growth, whilst at the same time strengthen its unique cultural character, amenity and openness. The partnership will coordinate and initiate action and delivery in response to this growth with new policies, plans and actions which benefit residents, communities, businesses and visitors alike.
Central to the work of the partnership has been establishing a vision and delivery plan for the West End, including providing a new vision for Oxford Street to maintain it as the world’s premier retail destination as well as securing significant private sector investment into Bond Street.
The West End Partnership has also developed the ‘Case for the West End’ which is being actively considered by government and puts forward a proposal to retain 6.5% — rather than 4% — of local business rates and reinvest that additional sum into the West End, attracting co-finance from the private sector to create £12.3 billion in additional economic output (GVA), and £3.8 billion additional taxes for the Exchequer.
Information about the West End Partnership’s work can be found at westendpartnership.london