Sicilian Avenue, Camden,  London

R J Worley
Date Built
1905 - 1908
Vernon Place and Southampton Row
Sicilian Avenue is a shopping parade flanked by shops and offices that were formerly apartments.  Today, it is Grade II Listed.  The buildings are faced with red brick dressed with terracotta and Corinthian columns separate the shop fronts.  The "tatehindlearchitects" website describes it as, "... a delightful pedestrianised shopping street in the Holborn district of central London. The arcade opened in 1910 and was named 'Sicilian Avenue' because of its authentic old-world Italian character."

The recent refurbishmenty by Tate Hindle involved, "... a new patterned granite paving scheme incorporating integrated services and generous central parasols; new architectural lighting and the reinstatement of the original listed 'Sicilian Avenue' lamp standards. ....

..... The design guidelines that we devised are used by new and existing tenants to inform their fit-out proposals and signage; an approach that greatly eases the landlord and planning approval processes. Restored awnings and projecting signs are coordinated and supplied by the landlord to maximise the impact and continuity of the 'Sicilian Avenue' brand."