A bold, new ‘Marble Arch Mound' temporary visitor attraction will be delivered in the Oxford Street District.

The temporary Marble Arch Mound will include a viewing platform which allows visitors a unique opportunity to look out over the area from a new perspective as the council and its partners start to transform the District.

You can book tickets to visit the Marble Arch Mound which opens in July and view a live stream of the work currently taking place on

Marble Arch Mound

The attraction will allow people to enjoy and understand Marble Arch in a way that has not previously been possible and also to appreciate the park in its correct setting.

It will be built to the highest sustainability standards and any materials used will be recycled where possible to provide a lasting legacy.

Marble Arch Mound

Marble Arch Mound has been designed by world renowned architects MVRDV and, as well as attracting visitors, will deliver the following additional benefits:

  • the attraction will create jobs through the construction and operating phases. We’ll seek to maximise opportunities for local people through our successful employment programmes.
  • it brings green landscaping and trees to an area suffering from traffic pollution.
  • we will bring electrical power to the site for the first time so we can run it sustainably
  • there will be ongoing social benefits. Once dismantled, the trees and landscape will be relocated to other parts of the District and local community.
Marble Arch Mound
Marble Arch Mound

The concept

The extended park
The lifted park
The mound offset
The mound and the Arch
South elevation