Soho Place

London. 2020

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

Soho Place 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 Commercial Mixed Use -Highly Commended 2016 MIPIM Future Projects Award: Commendation 2012

Soho Place

23/02/2018

Soho Place

Construction of Soho Place has moved a step closer as works on Crossrail infrastructure at Tottenham Court Road have completed and the site has been handed over to developer Derwent London. Work can now begin on the AHMM-designed scheme which includes two new mixed-use buildings above Tottenham Court Road underground station which contain retail, offices and a new theatre of up to 600 seats, arranged around a new public space linking Tottenham Court Road to Soho Square.
 



 

AHMM at the World Architecture Festival

18/11/2016

AHMM at the World Architecture Festival

No 1 Oxford Street (Future Commercial Mixed Use) and Weston Street (Future Residential) have both been highly commended at the World Architecture Festival Awards this week. The Library at Willesden Green, 119 Farringdon Road, Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre, 61 Oxford Street, and AEP Fitness Center were also shortlisted. Simon Allford has once again been a judge at the Festival, held this year in Berlin. Find out more about the shortlisted and winning projects here.
 



 

World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

07/07/2016

World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

Seven AHMM projects have been shortlisted for the 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards, four completed projects – The Library at Willesden Green, Royal Court Liverpool, 61 Oxford Street , and AELP Fitness Center; and three unbuilt/future projects – 119 Farringdon Road, Number One Oxford Street, and Weston Street. The winners will be chosen over the three-day World Architecture Festival in November, held this year in Berlin. The full shortlist and more information about WAF can be found here.
 



 

Topping-out Ceremony for 61 Oxford Street

02/05/2014

Topping-out Ceremony for 61 Oxford Street

61 Oxford Street celebrated reaching its highest point this week. Designed for Dukelease Properties and BA Pensions Trust, the building is located on a prominent corner at the junction of Oxford and Soho streets. The expressive glass street façades – a hierarchy of curved ‘oriel’ windows – continue the history of London’s special glazed shopfronts.
 



 

Number One Oxford Street Wins Planning

20/04/2012

Number One Oxford Street Wins Planning

Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for the landmark regeneration project at Number One Oxford Street. The project of office, retail, theatre and public realm, for client Derwent London in collaboration with Crossrail Ltd, is situated above the new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail and London Underground station at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street. 


In the two buildings there is a total of 28,400m² office space, 3,900m² of retail across three storeys and 3,800m² cultural use including the 350-450 seat theatre. This is all set around a 720m² plaza, creating a new public space opening views of St. Patrick's Church and the route to Soho Square.


Director, Simon Allford, says: "We are delighted to have worked with Derwent London and Crossrail for the last five years on Number One Oxford Street. This is a prestigious new development. The new landmark corner office building over retail, the new public space and London’s first new theatre for 30 years will secure regeneration of the East End of Oxford Street. Having  received planning approval we are now looking forward to the next stage of development and to delivering this key London project."


Read about the planning decision in the Financial Times (register for free) and the New York Times.



 

Number One Oxford Street Commended for a MIPIM Future Project Award

13/03/2012

Number One Oxford Street Commended for a MIPIM Future Project Award

This mixed use project, on the site of the old Astoria club opposite Centre Point, has been commended in the Big Urban Projects category at the MIPIM AR Future Project Awards 2012.


Number One Oxford Street, for client Derwent London, comprises two new buildings set around a new public space, and includes offices above retail along with a new 350 seat theatre.


The Future Projects Awards are for unbuilt or incomplete projects and are announced at MIPIM, the world’s property market networking event in Cannes, between 6-9th March.




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