Duke's Court scheme proposed as next St James’s redevelopment

We have commenced a public consultation this week in relation to a proposal to redevelop Duke's Court, a commercial block on the corner of Duke Street St James’s and Jermyn Street in St James’s.


17 June 2015

CGI of Dukes Court development

The plans propose the creation of 36,000 ft2 of new modern office accommodation, from the first to sixth floor, and flagship retail and restaurant space at ground and basement levels. As part of the same project, six new apartments are proposed at 33 Bury Street, restoring the upper floors of that building to their original residential use.

As part of our on-going plan to create fantastic buildings that stand the test of time, our proposal for Duke's Court represents the next important step in implementing our wider strategic vision for St James’s.”

Anthea Harries, St James’s Portfolio Manager

The designs have been put together by leading architects, McAslan and Partners.

Anthea Harries, St James’s Portfolio Manager said: “As part of our on-going plan to create fantastic buildings that stand the test of time, our proposal for Duke's Court represents the next important step in implementing our wider strategic vision for St James’s. The plans propose the creation of new, high quality retail and office space, set within modern architecture designed to seamlessly blend with the historic surroundings of Jermyn Street, where our investment is sensitively enhancing the area in-line with its unique character and heritage.”

The proposals for Duke’s Court form part of our £500m investment strategy for St James’s, where our portfolio includes around 50% of the property in the area. Since we established our St James’s vision, we have completed a number of major redevelopments and refurbishments, including the St James’s Gateway scheme, a £100m joint venture with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension plan, completed in 2013 and now fully let to a range of leading international fashion and lifestyle retailers as well as successful financial services businesses.

We are currently on site in St James’s with our most ambitious scheme to date, the £320 million St James’s Market redevelopment, a joint venture with Oxford Properties. St James’s Market, which will provide 260,000 ft2 of flagship retail, office and restaurant accommodation set amongst almost half an acre of revitalised public spaces, is set to complete in 2016.

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