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123 Buckingham Palace Road
123 Buckingham Palace Road occupies a highly prominent position on the eastern side of Buckingham Palace Road at its junction with Ecclestone Bridge, immediately to the south of Victoria Station. Buckingham Palace Road is one of the major arterial routes of central London, linking Grosvenor Place and Green Park to the north, Pimlico to the east, Belgravia to the west and Chelsea to the south. The property lies in the heart of Victoria, an established and vitally important business district of central London which accounts for almost a quarter of total West End office stock.
Whilst traditionally popular with public sector occupiers, due to its proximity to the Houses of Parliament and central Government, Victoria now attracts a more diverse occupier base from the media, financial and service sectors. This change has been accelerated by inward investment and the completion of some high profile redevelopment schemes such as Land Securities’ 62 Buckingham Gate and 123 Victoria Street. Local office occupiers include The Telegraph Group, BHP Billiton, Channel 4 TV, Tom Ford, Google , American Express, Jimmy Choo and Burberry.
123 Buckingham Palace Road is one of Victoria’s most prominent and high profile buildings. The property forms part of a major development of two self contained office buildings, alongside 151 Buckingham Palace Road, undertaken by Greycoat Plc and designed by renowned architect Peter Foggo of Arup Associates. Utilising structural steel and reinforced concrete decking, the property sits above part of Victoria Station and provides office, retail and restaurant accommodation on a site of approximately 3.5 acres. A pedestrian concourse at ground floor level known as Colonnade Walk links the two office buildings with a central glazed atrium sitting in between.
A combination of retail and restaurant units are situated parallel with Buckingham Palace Road. 123 Buckingham Palace Road provides approximately 196,467 sq ft of high quality Grade A office accommodation. At approximately 40,000 sq ft, the office floor plates are amongst the largest in the West End, arranged on five levels with ancillary ground floor space. Access is provided by four 30-person wall-climber lifts situated in a large central atrium opening onto bridge links at each level. An impressive entrance hall opens out on to the atrium base which provides a reception area and café together with access to the car and bicycle parking area. There are currently 14 retail units which extend to 8,699 sq ft.
25th April - 25th October 2015
Featured Artist: Sam Shendi
Sam Shendi’s works references the work of “minimalism”, the style of paring-down design elements and focusing on the medium of steel, aluminum and paint. Some of his works are deceptively simple in form but include the qualities of metaphorical associations, symbolism and suggestions of spiritual transcendence.
Sam Shendi 'The Wedding Dress', steel and fibreglass, 170 x 40 x 40 cm