Number One Oxford Street

London. 2020

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2020
  • Clients: Derwent London plc

Number One Oxford Street is an enormous urban jigsaw that builds on the imminent arrival of Crossrail to bolster the large-scale regeneration of Oxford Street’s eastern end. A new civic plaza is placed between two new city sandwiches at the scheme’s centre to amplify the urban regeneration of Oxford Street, line new urban vistas to St. Patricks Church and physically link Charing Cross Road to Soho Square. To the plaza’s north, a ten-storey, double-tiered volume stands above Tottenham Court Road station on Europe’s busiest high street, while to its south a glass-clad, nine-storey beacon is pulled in at its base to create sheltered public space. The beacon’s form is configured as a tiered stack of volumes which not only work around the rail infrastructure beneath (both above and below ground works were designed in collaborative conjunction) but relate to the scale of its internal programme of a five-storey 350-seat theatre topped by four floors of office space (3,827 square metres GIA). The north block contains a further seven storeys (23,660 square metres GIA) of office on top of a two-storey (3,650 square metres GIA) retail base.

  • Awards
  • WAF Future Project Commercial Mixed-Use Award 2016
  • MIPIM Future Projects Award: Commendation 2012