Christchurch Gardens

A transformation of one of Westminster’s key green spaces is being proposed for Christchurch Gardens by Victoria BID. These proposals mark a rare opportunity to create a more welcoming space for everyone to enjoy.

Latest Project Update

Permissions are now in place from Westminster Council, the Diocese of London and the Ministry of Justice to proceed with the enhancement project. Enabling works will be getting underway shortly, including the clearance of trees. Whilst trees are being removed as part of the design, the aim is to bring more light into the space for people, plants and the new lawn. New trees will also be planted. Major Construction on site will be underway shortly afterwards, the enhanced Gardens will reopen to the public in summer 2020.

Current Planning News

Following the June 2018 consultation event, minor modifications were made to the scheme and the proposals were submitted as a planning application. The application was approved by Westminster City Council in December 2018. To view the consented scheme please click here.

If the above link does not work, you can also enter the ‘Planning applications and decisions’ section of the WCC website and search for the scheme using the planning reference 18/07319/COFUL.


London Design Festival

As part of the London Design Festival, Victoria BID held an exhibition about the proposals in the gardens between 15th to 23rd September. It showcased the proposals and how the gardens and history have inspired the design. Landscape Architect Ed Freeman, Principal Partner at ReardonSmith Landscape LLP also explained the hidden history and design inspiration for the proposals for the prominent site on Victoria Street.

June 2018 Consultation Event

A three-day public exhibition on the proposals for the future of Christchurch Gardens was held in June 2018. Members of the public had the opportunity to learn more about the project and speak to the Victoria BID and other project members involved in the improvements.

Feedback forms were available to complete at the exhibition and an online version could be submitted up until 17 June. All of the feedback received was read and considered by Victoria BID.

The exhibitions were held in Trevelyan Hall at St Matthew’s Conference Centre (SW1P 2BU) on:

  • Wednesday 6 June 2018 between 12pm-2pm and 4pm-8pm
  • Thursday 7 June 2018 between 12pm-2pm and 4pm-8pm
  • Saturday 9 June 2018 between 10am-2pm

For more information on the project please contact the team:

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Project contact

David Beamont
Placemaking Project Manager