About the project
The Paddington Places strategy seeks to transform North Paddington’s fragmented neighbourhoods into a vibrant, healthy, and inclusive area by rebalancing the environment to enable legible and safe pedestrian and cycle movement, and to create great public spaces.
The Paddington Places strategy includes a programme of projects that will be delivered across a range of timescales.
The development programme includes short term projects, such as small public realm improvements, to be delivered over the next few years; medium term projects such as new public spaces and street renovations over the next 10 years; and long term projects such as new developments or major changes to highway layouts that will likely be delivered after 2030.
Over the last 250 years, Paddington and the communities that live and work there have been increasingly separated by large strips of infrastructure: the railway, the canal, and most visibly the Westway.
There are only a few safe places to cross this infrastructure, meaning that it has become increasingly difficult to walk and cycle to nearby neighbourhoods, and therefore communities are potentially missing out on great opportunities and places that are nearby. This is the issue that this project aims to address.
Paddington Places focuses on the area between and around Royal Oak tube Station and the Edgware Road tube Stations, including Bishops Bridge Road, the section of Canal between Warwick Ave and Paddington Basin, and the area around City of Westminster College.
New growth is continuing to change public spaces and streets around Paddington. Westminster City Council are working with a range of stakeholders to create a holistic public realm vision for the area, including:
The project seeks to draw on and bring together new and emerging projects across Paddington. Below are some key references to projects and ideas in the area: