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Street improvements at Walbrook and Cannon Street

Planned improvements at Walbrook.

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

We are making improvements to Walbrook, Bucklersbury, Cannon Street, Queen Street and Queen Victoria Street.

This work is creating 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.

A summary of the highway changes that are being delivered can be viewed in this 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 June 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

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

  • Phase 4: Queen Street, August 2017 to October 2017
  • Phase 5: Queen Victoria Street, December 2017 to June 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.

Phase 1 - Walbrook (August 2016 to February 2017)

Phase 1 at Walbrook, from Bucklersbury to Cannon Street, began on 30 August 2016 and was completed on the 4 February 2017.

The highway works at Walbrook have:

  • introduced high quality Yorkstone paving and granite
  • created a single level surface (without raised kerbs)
  • created a pedestrian and cycle friendly route between Bank and Cannon Street

Phase 2 -  Cannon Street (January 2017 to May 2017)

Work on Cannon Street began in January 2017 and was completed in May 2017.

During this phase we have:

  • resurfaced the carriageway
  • used high quality Yorkstone and granite to resurface the footway
  • 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

Phase 3 - Bucklersbury / Walbrook (February 2017 to August 2017)

The third phase of work at Bucklersbury and the northern end of Walbrook began on the 1 February 2017 and was completed in early August 2017.

During this phase we have:

  • reconstructed the footpath and highway in high quality Yorkstone and granite
  • raised the level of the carriageway on both streets so that it sits flush with the footways


Phase 4 - Queen Street (August 2017 to October 2017)

​​Work will start on Queen Street in early August 2017 and will be completed ahead of the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show.

During this phase we will renew the surface of the shared cycle and pedestrian space that runs between Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street.

The programme for the work will be:

  • Phase 1 Queen Street (eastern side) - 7 August 2017 - 16 September 2017
  • Phase 2 Queen Street (western side) - 18 September 2017 - 30 October 2017

Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained throughout the construction work.

Due to the proximity of businesses who rely on lunchtime trade, noisy work will be undertaken during the hours of:

  • 8am -11am, and 
  • 3pm - 6pm

These times are applicable between Monday and Friday. Quiet work may also take place on Saturday mornings.

Phase 5 - Queen Victoria Street (December 2017 to June 2018)

​​Work will start on Queen Victoria Street in December 2017 and will be completed in June 2018.

During this phase we will make improvements to the carriageway, southern footway and pedestrian crossings.

We will be working on the section of Queen Victoria Street between Queen Street and Bucklersbury.  

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