Publica Properties, 318 Oxford Street

London, England

Project Summary

MGAC is providing project management, cost management, and health + safety services for the iconic former D.H Evans (House of Fraser) department store on Oxford Street in London. The project is being re-imagined as a vibrant, mixed-use development.

Designed for flexibility, opportunity, and adaptability, the plans include the provision of new, attractive shopfronts to enhance the retail experience, extensive refurbishment of the existing Portland stone façade, and the creation of highly flexible, open floorplates for flexible use.

The existing sixth and seventh floors will be demolished and replaced with three new floors. Large, flexible, commercial office floor-plates will be on floors six and seven, with the eighth floor housing a new 1,000 m2 restaurant boasting 360-degree views across London and complete with access to external terraces.

Through a heritage-led approach, the project was designed to preserve and enhance. The new façade is consistent with the style, detailing, and materials of the existing building. A set-back eighth floor is a lightweight extension which complements the existing building, providing an elegant and defined crown without appearing dominant.