Architect Sir Terry Farrell has been in talks with Nicky Gavron, deputy mayor of London, over a masterplan for the redevelopment of Oxford Street.
The negotiations, which began a year ago, have also included mayor Ken Livingstone’s regeneration adviser Lord Rogers. Farrell said: “I’ve talked to Richard Rogers about what I can offer.”

Farrell added that the talks were still in the early stage and he was uncertain whether his ideas would be taken up. Farrell, who sparked controversy last month with a television programme that suggested redeveloping part of Buckingham Palace, said Oxford Street needed an overhaul urgently.

The Greater London Authority has been talking to the New West End Company about its proposal to commission a masterplan for Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

New West End includes landowners and retailers on the three roads. It is developing a brief for a masterplan and expects to invite architects to discuss it by early summer. It will then consult the GLA and Westminster council before inviting practices to put in bids.

Details of the brief are unclear but Livingstone is known to want trams running down Oxford Street.

New West End chief executive Helen Robinson said: “Richard Rogers is interested in seeing the completed masterplan brief. Anybody who approaches us [to take on the project] will be considered.”

Robinson said that she had not yet considered which architects might be asked to submit bids.

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