London Is Building What They Call The World’s First ‘Smart Street’

London Is Building What They Call The World’s First ‘Smart Street’

The street will be in London's former Bird Street will be only for pedestrians, and brimming with innovative technology

Ivanha Paz
  • 17 april 2017

The New West End Company, a business management firm based in London, is getting ready to launch the first “smart street” ever. This novel concept is taking technology, bringing it to its most physical expression and combining it with retail space. The smart street which will be in London’s former Bird Street will be only for pedestrians, and brimming with innovative technology such as PaveGen, which generates electricity from the movements of those walking by and paint that purifies the air.

The street will be lined with pop-up shops through a partnership with Appear Here, a marketplace for retail space. “A curated collection of pioneering pop-ups will further transform Bird Street with a revolving mix of cutting edge fashion, technology and alfresco dining,” according to New West End.

Both The New West End Company and Appear Here are currently looking for “interesting and innovative fashion and tech brands to be a part of this pioneering project.”

The New West End Company

Lead Image: Harry Dobbs Design

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