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In pictures: first phase of Chipperfield’s revamp of Selfridges

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The first images have been released of David Chipperfield Architects’ revamp of Selfridges’ accessories hall – the first stage to complete of the massive overhaul of its Oxford Street store

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The three-phase scheme is set to complete in 2018 and, once finished, will triple the size of Selfridges’ existing handbag department. 

The ‘handbag hall’ project is part of the wider £300 million transformation of the 107-year-old department store’s eastern wing on Duke Street, which will eventually create a 5,574m2 wall-less space, housing more than 100 brands and 70,000 items of stock. 

The newly finished scheme has created 10 boutiques, which each feature different materials that Selfridges says are ‘designed to be both distinctive and unified by David Chipperfield’s cohesive, fluid aesthetic treatment of the space’. 

Chipperfield’s scheme reinstates the building’s 6m-tall ornate Beaux Arts-style ceiling and also features white terrazzo floors. 

Future phases of the project include revamping the building’s historic Duke Street façade and creating a triple-height entrance to the accessories hall. 

The new façade will cover a building linking the grade II-listed Oxford Street storefront with the unlisted ‘SWOD’ building to the rear – named after Somerset, Wigmore, Orchard and Duke Streets which once enclosed it. 

The Accessories Hall at Selfridges

The Accessories Hall at Selfridges

Materials used across the accessories hall 

Valentino
Grey terrazzo made by specialist in Italy, Morselleto 

Balenciaga
Concrete poured panels 

Chrome Hearts
Walnut floor and ebony timber 

Gucci
Calcutta oro and a mosaic floor 

Chloe
Limestone throughout

Mulberry
An armourcoat finish to the walls, timber shelves and brand panels made from verde Guatemala stone and a rosa Portuguese 

Chanel
White thassos marble throughout 

Burberry
Traditional black and white marble stone floor 

Celine
Variable marble linear flooring with at least 10 different types of marble 

Saint Laurent Paris
White marble statuario and black marble marquina 

Fount Bar
Golden spider marble 

Accessories hall flooring throughout
White terrazzo specially made and hand laid with white carrara marble chips to specified sizes 

The Accessories Hall at Selfridges

The Accessories Hall at Selfridges

Project data

Location London
Type of project retail
Client Selfridges
Architect David Chipperfield Architects
Completion date November 2016 (first phase) 2018 (third phase)
Gross internal floor area 5,574m2
Total cost £300 million

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