193 Oxford Street, London

Date Built
Completed 2008
193 Oxford Street, London
AL_A explain on their website that the brief for this project was to, "... transform the quality and appearance of a tired 1960’s building at the undeveloped end of Oxford Street." adding that, "... Our proposal removes the brick and glass façade and replaces it with a subtle yet vibrant jewel-like glass frontage that delicately unifies the lower ground and first floor retail units with the office space above.  Through the repetition of crystal-like glass bays, a sense of scale and rhythm is created that reflects the grain of the adjacent properties as well as giving the offices panoramic views along Oxford Street. At night the façade will be illuminated from inside giving off a subtle coloured glow"

The building is regarded as the flagship store for Boots on Oxford Street.