St James's Market, West End

Welcome addition, a destination point instead of simply a service area

St James Martket
St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara

Make Architects for The Crown Estate / Oxford Properties
Contract value: Confidential,
GIA: 36,399m²

The brief was to transform a poor-quality environment directly south of Piccadilly Circus into a world-class destination with high-quality offices, comprising two new office and retail buildings, one behind a retained facade.

  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
  • St James Martket
    St James Martket Credit: Martina Ferrara
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The architect has created a small public space between the existing listed building and a new office block. The opened-up space on the ground level appears as a repair to the fabric of the four narrow streets joining at the point where the open space has been created. The juxtaposition of the two buildings, together with a new square, forms a welcome addition, a destination point instead of an area which is used simply to service the buildings in the centre of London.

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