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Planned re-development of Marylebone Library Cancelled

The proposed redevelopment of Marylebone Library on Luxborough Street will no longer go ahead. Below is a letter from Mike ClarkeDirector of Libraries and Archives, Westminster City Council explaining the decision.Dear Library MemberI am writing to let you know that the proposed redevelopment of Marylebone Library on Luxborough Street will no longer go ahead. This difficult decision was taken following a substantial increase of £6 million in development costs. The council remains commi...
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The Langham, London announces new Suites & Residences

The Langham, London is pleased to announce the next phase of its evolution with the addition of several new Suites and Residences slated to launch in time for summer 2016. The new rooms, located in the main building facing Portland Place, with views of the iconic BBC and All Souls Church buildings, will further elevate the hotel’s position in the luxury hotel market.

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Business groups launch bid to cut the number of vans in the West End

Business groups today set an ambitious target of cutting the number of vans and lorries entering the West End by almost half within four years.

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The Cumberland Hotel at Marble Arch set to become the Hard Rock Hotel

The Cumberland Hotel at Marble Arch set to become the Hard Rock Hotel

The Londoner hotel owner ­operator, Glh Hotels, is rebranding its 1,000 room The Cumberland Hotel off Marble Arch to become the UK's first Hard Rock Hotel. Due to open in Summer 2018, the rebrand will coincide with a refurbishment, a reconfiguration and major upgrade. Construction is slated to begin later this year.

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Topkapi becoming Slowear - The slow death of neighbourhood favourites?

Topkapi becoming Slowear - The slow death of neighbourhood favourites?

Topkapi one of Marylebone’s oldest Turkish restaurant has sold its lease at a premium to an international retailer Slowear at 25 Marylebone High Street

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A Low Emissions Neighbourhood for Marylebone

Poor air quality in Marylebone is a major and rising concern. The area suffers from regular beaches of EU limits, with implications for the health of those all that live, visit and work here. 

Various key stakeholders in Marylebone, together with Westminster Council, have now come together to apply for something called a Low Emissions Neighbourhood (LEN) for Marylebone. If we achieve LEN status we will get one million pounds funding to implement proposals to tackle air quality. 

The LEN Bid process therefore offers us the chance to help improve matters. It would put additional resources into the area to enable behavioural and place changes. Equally importantly through, if we were to get a LEN, it should become more difficult for schemes to be introduced in surrounding areas that result in traffic displacement into Marylebone. The Marylebone LEN Funding Bid was submitted in April 2016 and we should be notified of the outcome sometime during the Summer.

See below for the Marylebone LEN Funding Bid Summary 

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