The Rathbone Square development officially topped out on Tuesday 23 February 2016. This significant milestone was marked in a sunny ceremony with speeches from the developer Great Portland Estates and contractor LendLease. Make attendees included the studio’s founder Ken Shuttleworth, project lead Graham Longman and the project team (pictured).
The scheme sits on a 2.3-acre site in the heart of central London and is set to complete in 2017.
The project has transformed the former Royal Mail Group’s West End Delivery Office into a vast new development of residential, office, retail and public space. The design brief is ambitious: to harmonise the area’s eclectic architecture and 18th-century streetscapes while offering new public realm ahead of Crossrail opening in 2018.
“Rathbone Square provides a unique opportunity to experience innermost London. It’s not just a place to live but a place to connect.”
Chief executive, Great Portland Estates