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Fletcher Priest lands planning for Piccadilly Circus scheme

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Fletcher Priest has been given the go-ahead for a mixed-use scheme on the site of London’s Piccadilly Lights

The scheme on the island site will incorporate the famous advertising lights into its façade.

More than 10,200m2 of new office space will be created by suspending floor plates above the site’s retained two-storeys of shops and restaurants.

The proposal also includes a sculptural ceramic tiled roof which modulates in response to the facades or terraces below it.

The office’s balconies and terraces overlook Piccadilly Circus’ Eros Statue, while large south facing terraces on the upper floors have views across London towards the Palace of Westminster.

According to the practice, the project ‘will cleverly combine new striking architecture with improved historic details.’

Fletcher Priest's Piccadilly Circus scheme

Fletcher Priest’s Piccadilly Circus scheme

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  • Chris Rogers

    This is a pretty big deal, since it is in fact complete replacement of the (in)famous Monico Site, which - if it happens - will bring about a change that everyone from Jack Cotton in the 50s to William Holford in the late 60s couldn't manage. A bit of historical perspective would have been a useful inclusion in the piece, here. Arguably the FP scheme recalls Rogers and Piano's winning Pompidou entry, with a guardantee this time that the moving image bits will be built.

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