You Decide: St James’s Market Phase II

The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties Group have announced early-stage proposals for the second phase of regeneration at St James’s Market scheme.

CGI of the proposed second phase development designed by Make Architects.

The proposed second phase will redevelop the buildings bordered by Norris Street, Haymarket, Charles II Street and St Alban’s Street creating new offices, retail and dining spaces, and accessible public space for visitors and local people.

Former Carlton Cinema in 2013.

Buildings included in the redevelopment:

  • Former Carlton Cinema on Haymarket, which received Grade-II listed status in 2018, where enhancements to the façade are proposed, involving the removal of the modern advertising hoarding and careful cleaning of the front elevation, in support of the broader vision of the St James’s Conservation Area;
  • St Albans House at 57-60 Haymarket;
  • Samuel House at 6 St Alban’s Street;
  • Buildings on Charles II Street that have reached the end of their commercial life, have limited architectural value and do not contribute to the Conservation Area.

In support of the proposals, The Crown Estate will also bring forward a separate planning application for new homes at 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, a significant proportion of which would be affordable housing.

James Cooksey, Director of The Crown Estate’s Central London portfolio commented: “These are hugely exciting plans for The Crown Estate and our partners Oxford Properties and reflect the scale of our ambition for the West End. We believe this second phase of development would play a central role in the continuing regeneration of the area, a process which was kick-started with the original St James’s Market development. We are keen to engage with the public and interested stakeholders on our proposals, and to get their views on how we can deliver places which meet the needs of local people today and spaces which will adapt for the future.”

Chris Carter-Keall, Managing Director – Head of UK Real Estate at Oxford Properties added: “Oxford remains committed to connecting people to exceptional places. Our Partnership with The Crown Estate has delivered a transformative development with the completion and letting of phase 1 of St James’s Market. This joint venture is now focussed on working together to deliver a truly connected environment that will welcome forward looking companies that wish to attract and retain the best staff investing in placemaking, sustainability and excellent customer service. ”

You can still make it to one of the public exhibition events that takes place today 27th February 2019 at Sofitel London 6 Waterloo Pl, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4AN.

More details on the proposed second phase of development can be found at: www.stjamessmarketphaseii.co.uk 

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