Refurbishment and radical re-organisation of Selfridges Department Store
Stanhope acted as Development Manager for Selfridges & Co on two major phases of refurbishment work and in so doing have developed an integrated project team approach with Selfridge’s internal teams including Property, Finance, Design and Operations.
Procured through a Construction Management route due to the nature of the projects, this allowed Selfridges to retain control of design and respond appropriately to discovery items within the Listed and historical buildings and the logistics and delivery constraints involved whilst working within the live store which remained operational at all times.
Phase 1 included the relocation of the existing service bay exit ramp to the north of the store, relocation of the ‘Team’ entrance to Wigmore Street with underground escalator connection to the Team changing areas, relocation of support staff teams from the main store to Wigmore Street and conversion of the then vacant office space to retail, including the extension of the escalator void.
Phase 2 involved the construction of a new entrance onto Duke Street in the location of the relocated service ramp exit, together with the introduction of level floor plates between the Classic and northern SWOD buildings. Substantial public realm and highways works to Duke Street now provides an appropriate setting for the eastern end of the store.
2013 to 2017
David Chipperfield, Gensler
Oxford Street, London