23-26 St James's Street building.

Smithson Plaza

St James's SW1A
Mixed use

Key Details

25 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HA


Smithson Plaza at 25 St James's Street is an office complex in St James's, London SW1.

Formerly known as The Economist Plaza.

The three buildings, designed by Alison and Peter Smithsons, have been home to The Economist since 1964.

The nearest underground Station is Green Park.


2018 June - Tishman Speyer completes the first phase of renovation designed by DSDHA.

2017 Summer - The Economist is moving to Adelphi Building off the Strand.

2016 February - Tishman Speyer acquires The Economist Plaza. The company will lease back its space in the building for a further 18 months, after which it will move to a new office, having begun a search for a more modern building last year.

Site & Location


Green Park Underground StationJubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria
Pall Mall / St James's Palace




News, events, milestones and offers from the new development
Tishman Speyer has completed the first phase of renovation at 23-27 St James’s Street, Alison and Peter Smithson’s last remaining building in London. The Grade II*-listed complex, previously known as ‘The Economist Plaza’ was originally home to The Economist Magazine which commissioned...
12/06/2018 19:32 by Buildington
The Economist will soon be moving out of The Economist Plaza. "This is our last Christmas in a tower that was created for us. Next summer we will move into the Adelphi building, a renovated 1930s hulk near the Strand. The change is exciting and disorienting. The modern, global version of The...
04/01/2017 10:59 by Buildington


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