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ESA wins permission for London offices in Oxford Street scheme

ESA Architects have been granted planning permission to replace existing buildings on Oxford Street and Berwick Street with new mixed-use properties, according to an article published by the Architects Journal.

Measuring 4,200 sq metres, ESA have designed the scheme on behalf of the Co-Operative Insurance Society.

The plans feature proposals for London offices on the top floors, retail amenities on the basement, ground and first floors, as well as six apartments. The buildings will also feature an elevated roof garden on top of a green roof.

Kevin Wylde, of ESA Architects, commented on the Oxford Street and Berwick Street projects.

He said: “The project provides a great opportunity – as part of the ongoing regeneration at the eastern end of Oxford Street – to design a landmark, contemporary, sustainable mixed used scheme which also enhances the character and appearance of the conservation area and repairs the damage done in the 1950s.”

Work is expected to commence on the sites next spring (2013).

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