One Sherwood Street

One of London’s most idiosyncratic and popular locations, the urban quarter that is home to the Piccadilly Lights, is being revived. Fletcher Priest’s proposal lightly envelops the site with a folding geometric skin of ceramic tiles, and creates a roof-top landscape of creative workspaces that open onto terraces with breath-taking views across central London.

The Piccadilly Circus island site has been a planning conundrum for more than 60 years. The empty space behind the Piccadilly Lights has been under-used since the 1950s. The new design turns the apparently unusable area behind the Lights into flexible workspace, shops and apartments while keeping the Piccadilly Lights and existing retail fully operational throughout.