Post Office at The Plaza Oxford Street to close

Fitzrovia will have only one Post Office to serve more than 8,000 residents and tens of thousands of workers and visitors after the branch in the W H Smith store at the Plaza Centre on Oxford Street closes on Wednesday. The only remaining Post Office serving the neighbourhood will be the Crown Post Office on the …

North-south cycle ‘quietway’ proposed for Fitzrovia streets

Drawing of public realm changes.

A north-south cycle route with contraflows and a segregated track is planned through the centre of Fitzrovia by Westminster City Council and Transport for London as part of a Central London Cycle Grid. The route would link Fitzrovia with Pimlico via Trafalgar Square and St James's Park. The streets in Fitzrovia affected by the proposals are …

Late hours cut for five star hotel in Berners Street

Front of hotel.

Westminster City Council has reduced the licensing hours of a five star hotel in Fitzrovia after receiving complaints about noise nuisance from the premises.   A review of the premises licence of The London Edition hotel, 10 Berners Street, was held on 17 September to consider an application submitted by a local resident on the grounds of the prevention …

Licence review for five star hotel in Berners Street

Front of hotel.

An application has been made to Westminster City Council for a review of the premises licence of the five-star, 173 bedroom London Edition hotel in Berners Street. A notice posted outside the hotel in May says a review of the premises licence is brought under the grounds of the "prevention of public nuisance following issues …

Seifert and Partners’ Copyright House building between the towers of Fitzroy Place

View of buildings in Berners Street.

Richard Seifert and Partners' Copyright House building with its pierced undulating roof as seen from between the towers of Fitzroy Place and the new Pearson Square in Fitzrovia. Constructed between 1956 and 1958, Copyright House in Berners Street was purpose built as offices. Along with the neighbouring neo-Georgian office designed by Angell & Curtiss it …

Graham Little at Alison Jacques Gallery

Portrait of young woman.

Alison Jacques Gallery is one of London's leading contemporary art galleries. The gallery, established in 2004 by Alison Jacques in a small townhouse off Bond Street relocated in 2007 to an ambitious 3,500-square-foot space at Berners Street opposite the Sanderson Hotel in Fitzrovia. In January, Graham Little’s work will be exhibiting at the gallery. Little is a Scottish …

Demolition of buildings planned for Berners Street and Wells Street

Front of two buildings.

What seems like a never-ending blitz by property developers continues with the announcement that another three buildings in Fitzrovia streets are to be demolished if permission is granted. The Berners-Allsopp Estate has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council to demolish 41-44 Berners Street and redevelop the site to create a new mixed-use building comprising …

Seifert’s Copyright House to be demolished by Derwent London

Front of building designed by Richard Seifert and Partners on Berners Street.

Fitzrovia will face more noise and disruption from construction work next year after planning permission was given to demolish three buildings on Berners Street and redevelop on the site. The neighbourhood will also lose one of its most distinctive buildings, despite objections from local residents and The Twentieth Century Society conservation group. A Westminster City Council …

C20 Society propose heritage listing for Seifert’s Copyright House

Front of building.

The Twentieth Century Society has made an application to English Heritage to list a building on Berners Street saying it is among the best of architect Richard Seifert's early works. Copyright House was constructed as a purpose built office block in the late 1950s and is a rare example of the architect's work from this …

Richard Seifert design among buildings facing demolition on Berners Street

A modernist building designed by Richard Seifert & Partners and a neo-Georgian building by Robert Angell & Curtis could be demolished in a redevelopment on Berners Street. Derwent London intend to submit a planning application to Westminster council in April to demolish three buildings and create a single new building. Derwent held an exhibition last …