Mixed use development comprising of office space, private residential, affordable housing, retail and public realm on an old Royal Mail site, near Oxford Street
To deliver a high quality mixed-use development in the heart of Central London, comprising office space, private residential, affordable residential, retail and large new public realm garden.
The prime 2.3-acre site in the heart of central London has an interesting history having previously been occupied by the Royal Mail Group’s West End Delivery Office. The mail rail tunnels which transported mail from the sorting office across London are being retained by GPE.
Great Portland Estates exciting new development will provide new mixed use accommodation totalling approx. 425,000 sq ft including:
The development includes a new garden square which will provide pedestrian passageways linking Newman Street and Rathbone Place. The project also includes the creation of a triple level automatic car parking system and amenity space for residential use including a gym, pool and screening room.
We have a long standing relationship with Great Portland Estates and are currently appointed as Project Manager.
Before the Second World War, the site was occupied by a continuation of the residential terraces on Rathbone Place and Newman Street, with a goods yard in the centre of the site. The area was extensively bomb-damaged during the war, and in the late 1950s was rebuilt by the Post Office, who intended to build a telephone exchange on the Newman Street car park, although this didn’t come to fruition.