Camden council has posted a notice announcing it has made a road traffic order to close Whitfield Street from just north of the junction with Tottenham Street to the junction with Howland Street. The closure will start on 11 August 2017 and finish on 10 February 2019. The road will be closed to all traffic including cyclists. The east side footpath will remain open for pedestrians.
The road closure was requested by Derwent London and Multiplex to enable construction of a major redevelopment at 80 Charlotte Street (former Saatchi & Saatchi building).
Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association made objections to this closure as it would cause disruption to local businesses, residents parking, and the blocking of an important two-way cycle route running parallel to Tottenham Court Road.
However, Camden Council states it is “satisfied that it is necessary to create this order for the duration specified”.
Document: map of road closure (pdf) Hoarding line – Howland street closure – 24-7.