Studio Weave has been commissioned alongside Studio Swine and artist David Thorpe to provide a series of public art installations as part of the Crown Estate’s St James’s Market development
The £320 million redevelopment of St James’s Market - which is being overseen by Ken Shuttleworth’s practice Make - will create 240,000m2 of retail, restaurant and office space together with a 900m2 public square.
Studio Weave and artist/architect duo Studio Swine will be working on ‘enlivening’ the market’s public spaces David Thorpe is designing an artwork to be embedded in the Regent Street St James’s block of the redevelopment.
Anthea Harries, St James’s portfolio manager for the Crown Estate said: ‘St James’s has a rich cultural heritage, focused around high quality craftsmanship and this is something we want to put right at the heart of our vision for reinvigorating St James’s Market.’
Mike Rayner, head of development at Oxford Properties added: ‘We’re delighted to be working with such eminent designers, and we’re looking forward to seeing their detailed concepts which will animate the site’s public spaces and contribute to creating a truly distinctive West End destination, inspired by the unique history of the area.’
David Thorpe, Studio Weave and Studio Swine are currently working up detailed proposals which will be unveiled early next year.