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Central St Giles in December 2012.

Central St Giles in December 2012.

December 2012
Central St Giles in December 2012.

Central St Giles in December 2012.

December 2012
Central St Giles

Central St Giles

May 2011
Central St Giles in May 2011

Central St Giles in May 2011

May 2011
Central St Giles, in the courtyard

Central St Giles, in the courtyard

May 2011
Central St Giles

Central St Giles

May 2011
Central St Giles

Central St Giles

May 2011
Central St Giles in May 2011

Central St Giles in May 2011

May 2011
Matilda Apartments entrance at Central St Giles

Matilda Apartments entrance at Central St Giles

May 2011
Central St Giles

Central St Giles

May 2011
Central St Giles

Central St Giles

May 2011
Central St Giles

Central St Giles

May 2011
Central Saint Giles

Central Saint Giles

May 2011

Central Saint Giles

Address:
1 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AR
Type:
Mixed use
Completion:
2011
Flats:
109
Offices:
1
Venues:
10
Viewed:
13892

Description of Central Saint Giles

Central Saint Giles is a mixed use building complex comprising office space, retail, restaurants, cafes, residential and outdoor public piazza.

Key features:

- Mixed use scheme of 500,000 sq ft
- 408,000 sq ft of office space
- Typical office floorplate 43,000 sq ft
- 6m high transparent ground floor
- Winter gardens on every floor
- Roof terraces totalling over 17,000 sq ft on floors
7 to 10
- 10 restaurants and retail units totalling 25,000 sq ft around a central landscaped piazza
- 109 apartments

Floor to ceiling glass connects the outdoors with the double-height work lobby. With its own café, this is an informal space to greet, meet or works with colleagues.

Floors 7 to10 have over 17,000 sq ft of roof terraces with 360º views of London. Connecting people to the outdoors, they are an uplifting experience for everyone who works here.

The 2.9 metre floor-to-ceiling height creates stunning workplace backdrops with views that reveal Central Saint Giles' pivotal location in London's West End.

Project Overview

- Excellent BREEAM rating
- 20% better energy performance than the current Part L regulations
- 80% of heat in the development is generated from renewable sources (biomass)
- 60% of rainwater falling on office roofs and the piazza will be collected and used
- 100% of cooling tower water discharged will be collected for re-use
- Green roofs and roof gardens attenuate rainfall and heat build-up, and have ecological benefit
90% of demolition materials are being recycled; targeting 15% of recycled materials used in construction.

Over 60% of the water falling on the office areas of Central Saint Giles is collected and re-used.

80% of heat in the development generated from renewable sources (biomass).

Source: www.centralsaintgiles.com

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News & Comments: (8)

Buildington
2014/03/27 12:29

Central Saint Giles ranks as a Gold Standard TOD according to the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy's TOD (Transit Oriented Design) Standards.

The Gold Standard has only been awarded to eight projects so far out of the 50 best-in-class projects from cities throughout the world.

Source: Stanhope www.stanhopeplc.com

Buildington
2011/11/07 21:38

Prices of residential units: minimum £1,048 per sq ft, maximum £2,267 per sq ft. Source: CBRE Central London Property Market Preview October 2011.

Buildington
2011/10/13 13:17

Central Saint Giles Crowned Best Of The Best By The BCO.

Legal & General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company's (MEC) Central Saint Giles, on which Gerald Eve advised on planning, has won the 'Best of the Best' category and the national award for 'Best Commercial Workspace' at The British Council For Offices (BCO) Awards 2011.

The awards which define 'excellence in office space' were held last night in the Grosvenor House Hotel and hosted by political pundit and broadcaster John Sargeant.

The vibrantly coloured Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, is an exemplar of excellence in office-led, mixed-use development consisting of 400,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, 56 private apartments, 53 affordable homes and nine new restaurants and cafe bars arranged around a new courtyard piazza. It is home to NBC Universal, Google, Mindshare, Specific Media and Burson & Marsteller.

The judges said: "This truly cosmopolitan new space for London clearly shows the empathy between developers and the architects. The fact that the building is fully let is a testament to the adaptability and attractiveness of the floor space."
Simon Wilkes head of development at Legal & General Property said: "These awards are a fitting tribute to the entire team involved, which has achieved so much. It has been a great privilege to work with Renzo Piano, an architect of such ability and vision. The entire design and construction team did an outstanding job to turn his vision into reality and in creating, what the judges said is one of the best places to work in London. I of course must also pay tribute to the professionalism and insight of our development partner MEC who shared our vision to deliver one of the world's great buildings.
“Central Saint Giles is not just about great architecture, it is about accessibility and vibrancy and creating a reinvigorated sense of place. We are particularly pleased that last night's awards recognised that Central Saint Giles has made such positive impact on the renaissance of the St Giles area.”

Mitsubishi Estate Company's UK managing director Hiroyuki Arimura added: "Central Saint Giles was the first time we worked in a joint venture with a UK company and we are delighted with what has been achieved. Working with Legal & General has been a very enjoyable and successful partnership.
“We share Legal & General’s esteem for Renzo Piano, who is a brilliant architect. We must also pay tribute to the construction team led by Stanhope which was one of the best we have worked with. We are very proud to have been involved in building great architecture, which has proven so attractive to our tenants and has now been endorsed with such a glowing accolade. We intend to build on this great success in our further commitment to providing quality development in the UK.

Gerald Eve planning partner Lisa Webb who advised the Central Saint Giles Partnership said: "The aim of the project was to create a new place for London whilst integrating the development into the local area. With its new public space and pedestrian routes the scheme knits together Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street. The judges recognised the contribution that this vibrant new mixed use scheme has made in transforming this neglected part of town."

Other award winners last night included Argent Group's The Hive in Manchester, HF Development's G1 Glasgow, and Northern Irish contractor Graham's new HQ building in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Robert Gibson at MJ2 on 0207 259 0503 / 07748 182234

Buildington
2011/10/12 12:41

Central Saint Giles development has won the Best of the Best Workplace award at the British Council for Offices Awards 2011 http://www.bcoawards.org.uk/winners/2011/

Buildington
2011/08/16 12:12

London restaurateur Jamie Barber, owner of Hush, is to launch a new restaurant concept at the Central St Giles development, reports Caterersearch.com.

Barber has teamed up with Momo's co-founder David Ponte to open Cabana, a new Brazilian barbecue restaurant.

The duo has taken over a 3,430sq ft site at Central Saint Giles.

2011/08/02 18:07

Jamie Oliver is set to launch the first of his new restaurant chain Union Jacks at the Central Giles development http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2011/08/02/339634/jamie-oliver-to-launch-first-union-jacks-restaurant-at-central-st-giles.htm

Buildington
2011/05/24 12:10

Google UK Ltd has completed a deal to take 160,000 sq ft at Legal & General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company’s Central Saint Giles Development in the heart of London’s West End.

The vibrantly coloured Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, is an exemplar of excellence in office-led, mixed-use development consisting of 400,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, 56 private apartments, 53 affordable homes and nine new restaurants and café bars arranged around a new courtyard piazza. This latest deal, which is the biggest in central London so far this year, means that the entirety of the office element of the scheme is now let just one year after it was launched.

Google UK is taking office space on the entire fourth, fifth, and ninth floors and part of the third and sixth floors at the building on a ten year lease. Rental details were not disclosed. Some Google UK teams will move to this new space, while others will remain in their existing office space in two buildings on Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria.

Matt Brittin, MD of Google UK, said: "This is a fabulous building and we'll be working hard over the next few months to fit it out in Google style, ready for some of our teams to move later in the year. As well as its size and green credentials, it has the advantage of being even closer to some of our major customers and partners. This is all part of our continued investment in our UK operations, and we're hiring rapidly across all our teams."

Simon Wilkes, Head of Development at Legal & General Property said: “We are delighted to announce that the entire office element of Central Saint Giles is now let. Given the difficult economic circumstances for UK plc, this can only be taken as a tremendous endorsement of our scheme and clear recognition of its attractions as a great place to work.”

MEC’s new UK managing director, Hiroyuki Arimura said: “Paul Finch as chairman of CABE described Central Saint Giles as ‘one of London’s great commercial buildings, setting the standards by which office architecture should be judged’. To now be fully let and to have landed such a strong array of creative and innovative, world leading companies as tenants is a powerful vindication of his judgement.”

Wilkes added: “This is a landmark moment for us and we would like to thank all those involved who have worked on this fantastic scheme. To have so successfully let the building in 12 months is a fitting tribute to all their efforts.”

Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle advise Central Saint Giles and CBRE acted for Google UK.

Source: Cushman & Wakefield 19 May, 2011, London

Buildington
2011/05/24 02:02

Google UK Ltd has completed a deal to take 160,000 sq ft at Legal & General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company’s Central Saint Giles Development in the heart of London’s West End.

The vibrantly coloured Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, is an exemplar of excellence in office-led, mixed-use development consisting of 400,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, 56 private apartments, 53 affordable homes and nine new restaurants and café bars arranged around a new courtyard piazza. This latest deal which is the biggest in central London so far this year means that the entirety of the office element of the scheme is now let just one year after it was launched.

Google UK is taking office space on the entire fourth, fifth, and ninth floors and part of the third and sixth floors at the building on a ten year lease. Rental details were not disclosed. Some Google UK teams will move to this new space, while others will remain in their existing office space in two buildings on Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria.

Matt Brittin, MD of Google UK, said: "This is a fabulous building and we'll be working hard over the next few months to fit it out in Google style, ready for some of our teams to move later in the year. As well as its size and green credentials, it has the advantage of being even closer to some of our major customers and partners. This is all part of our continued investment in our UK operations, and we're hiring rapidly across all our teams."

Simon Wilkes, Head of Development at Legal & General Property said: “We are delighted to announce that the entire office element of Central Saint Giles is now let. Given the difficult economic circumstances for UK plc, this can only be taken as a tremendous endorsement of our scheme and clear recognition of its attractions as a great place to work.”

MEC’s new UK managing director, Hiroyuki Arimura said: “Paul Finch as chairman of CABE described Central Saint Giles as ‘one of London’s great commercial buildings, setting the standards by which office architecture should be judged’. To now be fully let and to have landed such a strong array of creative and innovative, world leading companies as tenants is a powerful vindication of his judgement.”

Wilkes added: “This is a landmark moment for us and we would like to thank all those involved who have worked on this fantastic scheme. To have so successfully let the building in 12 months is a fitting tribute to all their efforts.”

Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle advise Central Saint Giles and CBRE acted for Google UK.

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