A joint venture by The Crown Estate and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, Eagle Place occupies a block bounded by Piccadilly to the north, Jermyn Street to the south and Eagle Place to the east (with 32 listed buildings in the immediate vicinity), the building’s pièce-de-résistance is a 25-metre-long, ivory-coloured faience (glazed earthenware) facade that has been largely influenced by the unapologetically brash, pop aesthetic of Piccadilly’s digital ads.
Three buildings originally occupied the same space, so the new facade has simplified this elevation, and made it look monolithic. The facade also features a multicoloured cornice by artist Richard Deacon, while the double-height windows fronting the second and third floors are bordered with a red and white brick pattern that, speckled and graduating to cream, resembles airbrushing.
The building comprises retail units on the ground floor and offices and workspaces on upper floors.
The Crown Estate
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