439-451 Oxford St.
A phased development at the west end of Oxford Street and opposite Selfridges, this historic block was left in a decaying state for decades. Cheap souvenir shops cut and carved their way through the ground floor whilst ageing offices and apartments littered the upper floors, interupting the prime frontage with single door entrances.
The team were appointed to restore the grandeur and rhythm that the façade historically expressed, whilst rationalising the ground floor to provide retail shells with consistent full width stone frontages trading over basement, ground and first floors. The project was carefully procured to reflect the existing separate head leases. This required multiple individual planning applications, individual Agreement For Leases and landlord specifications all of which had to be individually managed and agreed for let and superior landlord consent. In all 15 individual planning applications and 14 individual AFLs had to be delivered. The new retail stores have opened, attracting and hosting brands such as Dyson, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Ecco and Omega.
Image Credits: ESA Architects / Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure
The images on this page are from ESA Architects, a trading name of Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure. Employees now at Helix Architecture, previously worked on these projects when working for ESA Architects. For more information on this project, please visit www.esa-ltd.com for their contact details.