Oxford Street scheme wins consent

Attempts to spruce up the east end of Oxford Street moved a step forward yesterday after Westminster Council approved plans for a new retail-led scheme. Oriana GP, a joint venture between Land Securities and Frogmore, plans to redevelop 26-48 Oxford Street into 76,500sq ft of retail space and 18 private apartments. The pair last year completed the development of a neighbouring block, let to Primark for their flagship store.