Fitzroy Place

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Greater London

Local Authority Area

Westminster

Information about this scheme

This three acre mixed use development, in the heart of Fitzrovia, provided a rare opportunity to redefine an urban block in London’s West End, creating the first major new square in Central London for more than 100 years. Working with a predominantly cleared site left by the demolition and relocation of the Middlesex Hospital, 289 affordable and market homes, 220,000ft2 NIA of offices, new shops, restaurants and community space have been created with these elements woven together and set around a new publicly accessible square. The public realm also works to formally frame the restored Grade II* listed Fitzrovia Chapel, creating a ‘quiet oasis’ just a few steps away from the energy and bustle of the surrounding area. The design draws on the distinctive identity of the surrounding urban fabric, respectful to nearby listed buildings and engaged with the materiality and quirky character of the area. 

Credits

Applicant

Exemplar

Client

Exemplar

Architect

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Architect

Sheppard Robson

Funding Partner

Aviva Investors

Project Manager

GVA Second London Wall

Main Contractor

Sir Robert McAlpine

Structural Engineer

Ramboll

Services Engineer

Aecom

Quantity Surveyor

Arcadis

Landscape Architect

Gross Max

Planning Consultant

DP9

Transport Consultant

Arup

Acoustic Consultant

Clarke Saunders

Primary Use Class

Class C3 - Dwelling Houses