The redevelopment of the former Dickins & Jones department store on Regent Street has been given the go ahead by Westminster City Council

Shearer Property Group (SPG) and Delancey, the joint venture behind the redevelopment, have been given the go-ahead for the plans for the Grade II-listed 275,000 sq ft (25,548 sq m) building to include shops, offices and a restaurant.

Councillor Robert Davis, cabinet member for planning, said: ‘The loss of Dickins & Jones in this prime shopping location was regrettable, but we must seize the opportunity to adapt and continue to build on the great brand of the West End and all it has to offer. We are confident this development will reinvigorate Regent Street and encourage more shoppers and visitors.’

Sir Simon Milton, Leader of Westminster City Council, said: ‘We’ve worked closely with the Crown Estate and the developers to help create a fitting replacement to the Dickins & Jones store which builds on the reputation of the area.

The developers are thought to have signed retailers Nokia and Armani Exchange and are in advanced talks with Russell & Bromley and fashion brand All Saints. The second to fourth floors will be offices.

Cushman & Wakefield advise Shearer and Delancey.