Westminster City Council has approved the Crown Estate’s plans for ‘The Quadrant’ redevelopment on Regent Street in London’s West End.
The Crown Estate plans a 1m sq ft mixed use regeneration of the Regent Palace Hotel, Café Royal and Quadrant Arcade blocks, at the southern end of Regent Street, just off Piccadilly Circus.
Known collectively as the Quadrant, the redevelopment is part of the Crown Estate’s £500m Regent Street investment programme.
Under the proposals the Café Royal block will be restored as a five or six star hotel while the Regent Palace Hotel block will be redeveloped to provide residential, retail, office spaced and a cultural quarter, including a Visit London ‘tourist showcase’. The historic art-deco Atlantic Bar and Grill and Titanic Restaurant will be preserved.
44,000sq ft public realm
The Crown Estate said The Quadrant would revive and improve a 1m sq ft built area in the heart of the West End and create a 44,000sq ft public realm area which after Trafalgar Square would represent the most significant addition to the West End public realm in the last 30 years.
David Shaw, head of Regent Street strategy and development, said: ‘These proposals seek to re-establish and regenerate the area, reinforce the strength of the local economy and restore the reputations of these historic buildings in a manner synonymous with our Regent Street brand values of quality, heritage style & success.’
CB Richard Ellis planning advised the Crown Estate.