Quadrant ArcadeQuadrant Arcade


Client: The Crown Estate
Location: Piccadilly, London
Category: Retail
Completed: 2019

We transformed this overlooked Grade II listed arcade into an elegant destination for London’s West End. Working closely with The Crown Estate, this is the first time the historic grand elevation of Regent Street has been altered. Our subtle, high impact changes have restored the heritage architecture and exposed the volume of the space, securing the future of Quadrant Arcade as an outstanding retail experience.

“Thanks to the work we have undertaken with Barr Gazetas and the wider team, the arcade has been transformed into something unique and truly beautiful for Regent Street making Quadrant Arcade a destination in its own right.”

Katerina Mercury, Senior Retail Asset Manager, The Crown Estate

Running between Regent Street and Glasshouse Street, the 1920s Quadrant Arcade never fully realised its potential. Despite its characterful design, the arcade was easily missed by passersby due to a low, undistinctive entrance and dark interior. We finely balanced the restoration of historic features with a sensitive redesign of the interior, flooding it with natural light and giving the arcade its own unique identity.

One of the most striking aspects of the refurbishment is the extensive changes made to the Regent Street entrance. We removed the central column - correcting an interior mistake made in the 1920s - raised the height by one storey to allow in natural light, and redesigned the street-facing shop fronts with a continuous glazed curve. A bronze portal frames the new opening, creating a seamless, high profile entrance.

Within the arcade heritage interiors were carefully restored. A bespoke terrazzo tiled floor nods to the heyday of Regency arcades. Suspended along the length of the arcade ceiling are contemporary statement lights, produced in collaboration with Jason Bruges Studio, and designed in the form of a parabolic quadrant, inspired by Regent Street architect John Nash. These contemporary elements enhance the period features to create an elegant retail environment.

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