Marks & Spencer's Marble Arch Store

Our proposals deliver a mixed-use site with purpose-built retail for an exceptional shopping experience, high quality sustainable office accommodation and world class public realm, contributing to Westminster City Council’s vision for the Oxford Street district.

Date
2018

Client
Marks & Spencer

Location
London, UK

Gross Floor Area
60,500 GIA

Status
Design

With new high quality buildings, the redevelopment of the site will enhance the setting of the Mayfair Conservation Area and Portman Estate Conservation Area.

In response to the changing retail environment, our proposals build-in the flexibility to meet current and future retail trends while complementing other uses and developments at the western end of Oxford Street.

Our scheme reconceives Granville Place as an attractive pedestrian destination. We create a new east-west link between Orchard Street and Granville Place with a new public arcade and offer further permeability north-south through the new M&S unit. Both routes converge on a garden animated by a café.

The offices on the upper floors of the building will target BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum. The design is engineered to target ambitious operational energy consumption targets below 55kwh/m2/per year and embodied carbon below 500kg carbon/m2. Both targets aligned to the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) guidance for commercial offices and we are following the UK Green Building Council’s framework to achieve a net zero carbon building.

In addition, the project delivers enhanced biodiversity in line with the Wild West End Framework. We are targeting innovation credits within the BREEAM Assessment with the introduction of external and internal green walls and generous garden terraces.