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Street improvements at Walbrook and Cannon Street

Highway and footway enhancements are currently taking place around the new European headquarters of Bloomberg.

We have completed work at Walbrook, Bucklersbury, Cannon Street and Queen Street. From January 2018 we will be making improvements to Queen Victoria Street. This work will create high quality streets and spaces that reflect and complement the development, the surrounding listed buildings and the nearby conservation areas.

In order to achieve the best possible outcome the proposals have been developed with local stakeholders through the Bloomberg Working Party.

See a Summary of Highway Changes plan (120KB).

Construction programme

The highway construction work began in summer 2016 and is being delivered in five phases. The full scheme is expected to be completed in September 2018.

Completed phases:

  • Phase 1: Walbrook (south), August 2016 to February 2017
  • Phase 2: Cannon Street, January 2017 to May 2017
  • Phase 3: Bucklersbury / Walbrook (north), February 2017 to August 2017
  • Phase 4: Queen Street, August 2017 to October 2017

The remaining programme (subject to weather) is as follows:

  • Phase 5: Queen Victoria Street, January 2018 to September 2018

Consideration has been given to minimising the impact on the highway network. The works have been scheduled around the closure of Tower Bridge, the launch of the Bank on Safety experimental traffic scheme and the need to accommodate two Lord Mayor's Shows over the construction period.

Throughout these works pedestrian access will be maintained to premises. Vehicular access, where applicable, will be actively managed through consultation with individual premises.

While every effort will be made to keep noise levels to a minimum, some noise impact is anticipated. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these works.

Remaining phase - Queen Victoria Street, January 2018 to September 2018

​​Work will start on Queen Victoria Street on the 2 January 2018 and will be completed in September 2018. We will be working on the section of Queen Victoria Street between Queen Street Cannon Street and Walbrook.

During this phase we will make improvements to the carriageway, southern footway and pedestrian crossings. One of the first areas of work will be at the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Queen Street and Queen Victoria Street where our work will better cater for the pedestrian movements through the new buildings.

From Tuesday 2 January 2018 to early May 2018, Queen Victoria Street will be open to eastbound traffic only. Queen Street will be closed southbound at the junction of Queen Victoria Street.

Completed phases - August 2016 to October 2017

At Walbrook and Bucklersbury we have:

  • reconstructed the footpath and highway in high quality Yorkstone and granite
  • created a single level surface (without raised kerbs)
  • created a pedestrian and cycle friendly route between Bank and Cannon Street

At Cannon Street (between Walbrook and Queen Victoria Street) we have:

  • resurfaced the carriageway
  • used high quality Yorkstone and granite to resurface the footways
  • created a more uniform road width
  • widened the footway on the southern side of Cannon Street
  • improved the pedestrian crossing facility at the junction of Cannon Street / Walbrook / Dowgate Hill

At Queen Street we have 

  • renewed the surface of the shared cycle and pedestrian space that runs between Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street.

Contact us

​You can contact us or subscribe to our e-bulletin by emailing bloomberg@cityoflondon.gov.uk.


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