Park House, Oxford Street, London

Robin Partington Architects
Date Built
Park Street & Oxford Street
The Park House building occupies a whole block on Oxford Street between North Audley Street and Park Street.  The building's website says that it is, "... An exhilarating expression of modern architecture and design,"  adding that it, "... consists of high-end retail units, luxury residential apartments and some of the most modern office space in the West End. ... Park House makes an impression yet remains sympathetic to its surroundings."

The architects describe the project as a rare opportunity to, "... redevelop an entire 1.04 acre city block on the edge of Mayfair with an Oxford Street frontage comparable with Selfridges."  Their brief called for, "... prime retail space at basement, ground and first floor levels fronting onto Oxford Street, with the building above split into two parts, comprising seven floors of prime Mayfair office space to the western end and 39 private residential apartments to the east."

"The tapered plan form allows for a dramatic double height office entrance to be located on Park Street..."

"The cladding is subtly varied in response to the mix of uses, adding depth and richness to the overall form, and a character that evolves and engages as you pass by.  Enamelled glass panels, designed by the artist Walter Bailey provide further visual interest, ....

..... reinforcing the character of the building with a pattern complimenting the large carved timber sculpture that frames the Park Street office entrance."

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