Kanda Consulting have launched a public consultation for the redevelopment of the site which includes the Marks & Spencer Marble Arch store at 458 Oxford Street, at the heart of the world-famous retail destination.
They are proposing to redevelop the site to create a new vibrant destination at the western end of Oxford Street, securing the long-term future of Marks & Spencer’s presence at Marble Arch.
The aim is to deliver a landmark mixed-use building with flexible retail space accommodating a new full-line Marks & Spencer Marble Arch store, offices and a world-class public realm, contributing to Westminster City Council’s vision for the Oxford Street district.
This will create a new destination at Marble Arch with a distinctive mix of uses around the centrepiece of an innovative and inviting Marks & Spencer’s store fit for the 21st century, a dynamic and beautiful place, grounded in its historic context and contributing to Oxford Street’s future success.
The new redevelopment will also enhance the setting of the Mayfair Conservation Area, Portman Estate Conservation Area and Grade II* listed Selfridges through the new design.
The plans would transform the site, introducing a new landmark, mixed-use building comprising:
- A new full-line Marks & Spencer store providing a modern, fit for purpose retail environment at the west end of Oxford Street;
- Best in class, Prime Grade A, health and well-being led workspace at upper levels, responding to the requirements of future tenants;
- A new and enhanced Marks & Spencer offer;
- New landscaped public realm, including pedestrian routes through the site and a pocket-park in a re-imagined Granville Place;
- A building which is future-proofed, flexible and meets the highest standards of sustainability;
- A new design which enhances its context, that is lower ground, ground plus 9 storeys (including plant equipment) and basement levels which includes accommodation for leisure facilities.
A planning application will be submitted to Westminster City Council in the spring/summer 2021, with work starting on site in 2023 and completion expected in 2027.
Find out more and take part in the virtual exhibition here.