Central Saint Giles

Central Saint Giles

WC2

Location

SAINT GILES HIGH STREET, WEST END, LONDON

Date

2007-2012

Partner

LEGAL & GENERAL, MITSUBISHI ESTATE COMPANY

Architect

RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP

Gross Area

675,000 SQ FT

The redevelopment of a former MoD office block site,  repairing the urban fabric by opening up this previous ‘fortress-like’ site.

The development, (Renzo Piano’s first completed project in the UK), incorporates offices, housing, retail and public space.  His design has made the large building permeable and inviting.  Office space and apartments above a lively public piazza is an exemplar for high-density, mixed-use developments in London.

Stanhope delivered the whole development including the affordable residential element. The private housing was delivered to shell and core and sold to a specialist residential developer for fit out. Occupiers now include Google.