Exciting New Projects in Westminster
26th March 2010
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Westminster City Council has now revealed its £430m three year capital spending programme which will make ensure that central London remains a world class city in preparation for the 2012 Olympics

Cllr Colin Barrow, Leader of Westminster Council, said: "In the run up to the Olympics we are resolute in our determination to ensure that we work even harder for the residents and businesses we serve in the city through our unrelenting commitment to projects which will give Londoners a lasting legacy.

"We want to make Westminster somewhere everyone can be proud of and enjoy visiting. Our spending plans reflect the needs of our residents and will make sure they are well looked after as well as ensuring that come 2012 our capital captures the world's attention and should ensure visitors are as impressed by the city's streets and all they have to offer, as they are with the sporting talent many will have travelled so far to see."

As part of the new projects more than £80m will be invested in West End plans which will update the world famous shopping district and ensure it copes with the extra visitors in 2012. Already over 200 million people visit the West End each year, it has over 40 theatres and more shopping space than Paris or Rome!

The exciting new work isn't just happening in Westminster, things on the cards for other landmarks and attractions include revamping Marble Arch, making Oxford Circus an easier place to get around, cleaning up soho, putting the magic back into Theatreland, bringing both Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus up to date and and making Chinatown more authentic.

From the 6m allocated to improve Westminster's sport facilities there will be a brand new Westminster Children's Sport Centre at Little Venice, a gym extension and a brand new diving pit at the Queen Mother sports centre, as well as a state of the art Leisure Centre in Marshall Street in Soho.

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