Crown gets Piccadilly go-ahead

By Paul Norman - Monday, April 09, 2018 11:28

The Crown Estate has gained consent for the redevelopment of 33-35 Piccadilly as a retail and office development.

On 27th March 2018, Westminster City Council’s planning committee approved 

 The scheme, designed by architec DSDHA, features elevations, finished with Portland stone, and has an articulated profile, linking in scale to neighbouring buildings such as the Royal Academy. 

The four facades address Piccadilly and Wren’s Grade I Listed St. James’s Church to the south, Swallow St (connecting to Regent St) to the west, the north towards Vine St and to the east Piccadilly Place, adjacent to Norman Shaw’s Listed Piccadilly Hotel.

The proposals will replace a post-war office block, known as Airwork House, dating from 1956. The scheme will offer retail on all of its elevations, as well as a new entrance to its commercial accommodation on the corner of Vine Street and Swallow Street.

James Cooksey, Director of The Crown Estate’s Central London portfolio said: “These proposals are a fantastic example of our on-going investment in Regent Street and St James, to create world-class, sustainable, office and retail space. We look forward to working closely with our local partners to bring the designs to life."

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