The new Microsoft store has recently opened at 251-259 Regent Street.

The new Microsoft store has recently opened at 251-259 Regent Street.

Alteration works in progress at 253-259 Regent Street.

Alteration works in progress at 253-259 Regent Street.

251-259 Regent Street

251-259 Regent Street

December 12, 2012
251-259 Regent Street

251-259 Regent Street

June 2011

251-259 Regent Street

249-259 Regent Street, London W1B 2ER
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Description of 251-259 Regent Street

249-259 Regent Street/3-7 Swallow Place is a commercial building in Oxford Circus, London W1.

249 to 259 Regent Street is Grade II listed building dating from 1925. Designed by Henry Tanner.

Also known as Regent Street Block W9 and 3, 5, 7 Swallow Place.

Office Space:
5-7 Swallow Place was refurbished in 2019 and offers 44,800 sq ft of flexible office space. Agent CBRE.

Current Occupiers:
- Microsoft store opened in 2019.

Past tenants:
- Benetton

The building is right next to Oxford Street tube station.

2018 September - Planning application submitted for: Development site incl. part. 229-247 Regent St and Princes Street carriageway. Demolition of 257-269 Oxford Street, 2-6 Swallow Place, 1 Princes Street in their entirety; demolition of 249-259 Regent Street and 7 Swallow Place behind retained facades; and demolition of 2-4 Princes Street behind dismantled and reconstructed facades, to enable the comprehensive redevelopment of the site to provide a single new building comprising basements, ground, part mezzanine and 7 upper floors, for Class A1 retail and Class B1 office use; extensive public realm and highway works including a greater pedestrianised area of Princes Street and the installation of a new kiosk including public toilets on Princes Street; excavation for a basement tunnel link connecting to service bay in 229-247 Regent Street; installation of plant, and associated works. Team - Developer: The Crown Estate, Architect: Alford Hall Monaghan Morris, Planning Consultant: Gerald Eve.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Oxford Circus Underground Station
Bakerloo, Central, Victoria
Oxford Circus Station
12, 159, 22, 88, 94, N15, N22, N3, 139, N109, N113, N136, N18, 113, N137

News: (2)

5 & 7 Swallow Place Just Launched

The Crown Estate has launched 5 & 7 Swallow Place flexible office space off Oxford Street in Mayfair.

The new adaptable workspaces have been created for businesses who want flexibility in a professional, fully-equipped environment. Each private office is supplemented by shared collaborative space, which includes meetings rooms, breakout areas and private work-booths, a generous roof terrace and flexible events space.

Situated moments from Oxford Circus with views over Regent Street and Oxford Street, Swallow Place brings new format flexible workspace to heart of the West End. The spaces range from 1,000 sq ft to 7,400 sq ft. All are available on flexible, short-form leases, with inclusive pricing which incorporates the services of the in-house reception and support team, and access to the building amenities.

The Crown Estate is also offering greater design flexibility for its customers. Each office is available as a fully-fitted ready-to-go suite or as ‘Cat A’ office. Customers can also choose from a menu of options with the fit out delivered by The Crown Estate and tailored to the needs of residents.

The buildings have been designed to create collaborative environments for business with facilities which support healthy lifestyles. Customers at 5 & 7 Swallow Place will benefit from being part of the broader Regent Street community, with access to wellbeing and exercise classes, educational and networking programme, and exclusive offers from Regent Street retailers and brands.

The Crown Estate’s Jon Allgood said: “The launch of Swallow Place is hugely exciting, it is the latest addition to our workplace product range in the heart West End. The focus here is on flexibility; whether that’s the space itself, the interior design, the way businesses use the space or the terms on which they take it. We want the whole experience to be frictionless. Swallow Place is an adaptable, collaborative environment designed to meet the needs of our increasingly agile customer base. We have already seen strong interest from existing customers and new businesses alike to use Swallow Place either as their main location or as additional space for project or innovation teams.”

19/02/2020 15:15 by Buildington
Microsoft Store Opening

Microsoft’s new flagship store at 251-259 Regent Street in Oxford Circus opened to the general public on Thursday 11 July 2019, reports Mace.

The technology giant’s first flagship location in the UK – delivered by Mace on behalf of Microsoft – is also the first physical location in Europe. It is located on a corner of Oxford Circus and covers more than 22,000 square feet over three floors.

Mace provided project management, programme management and cost consultancy services to Microsoft for the new flagship.

The project included a series of structural alterations to conform to a 1904 structural code and bring the building up to 21st Century standards.

Mace led a team of experts consisting of Gensler, Ramboll, Montagu Evans, CBRE and others, working together to deliver the transformation of the heritage location and create a cutting-edge design for customers. The process also involved extensive stakeholder engagement with Westminster Council and others to ensure the project was able to proceed without disruption to one of the world’s most high-profile retail streets.

The latest technology, products and services from Microsoft and its partners will be available in the shop. Interactive zones, surrounded by immersive video walls running throughout the flagship, will make this the best place to get hands-on with Surface, Windows, Office, Xbox and PC gaming, HoloLens mixed-reality and more.

The store features an Answer Desk and Experience Centre, offering dedicated areas for customers to get tech support, trainings and advice from trusted advisors on Microsoft products and services.

Michael Ford, General Manager for Microsoft’s global real estate and facilities, commented:

“Our flagship locations not only offer a unique way for our brand to connect with every customer – from businesses to consumers – but also serves as a central and unique location for Microsoft employees to maximize engagement with partners and customers, extending our traditional real estate. The London flagship could not be in a more desirable location with a prime landing on Oxford Circus.”

Jeremy Davey, Mace’s Director for Private Sector Project Management, added:

“This is one of the complex and challenging retail construction jobs ever delivered by the UK market – and so Mace is very proud to have played such a key role in creating this ambitious and iconic new flagship. The end result is a transformative new addition to Oxford Circus that will deliver a fantastic experience for customers from all over the globe.”

18/07/2019 07:29 by Buildington

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