The Crown Estate has revealed it has been granted permission for the redevelopment of 33-35 Piccadilly into a prime retail and office development.
Designed by architects DSDHA the scheme’s four facades face Piccadilly and St. James’s Church to the south, Swallow St (connecting to Regent Street) to the west, Vine Street to the north and Piccadilly Place, adjacent to Norman Shaw’s Listed Piccadilly Hotel, to the east.
The proposals feature finely crafted elevations in Portland Stone, in keeping with the architecture of the area, and will replace a post-war office block, known as Airwork House, dating from 1956. It will offer retail on all of its elevations, as well as a new entrance to its commercial accommodation on the corner of Vine Street and Swallow Street.
“These proposals are a fantastic example of our on-going investment in Regent Street and St James, to create world-class, sustainable, office and retail space. We look forward to working closely with our local partners to bring the designs to life,” said director of The Crown Estate’s central London portfolio James Cooksey.
The building will be designed with sustainability in mind, aspiring to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the Office areas and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for the retail areas.