A Transformed Public Realm

The proposals seek to transform 3,544sq m of existing poor public realm and public highways and create 304 sq m of new public amenity.

One Chapel Place’s reimagined public realm will provide a new highly crafted and beautiful backdrop to the Grade I Listed Church, removing street clutter and creating much needed green landscaped respite space moments from Oxford Street. A fully accessible public roof terrace will allow residents and visitors alike further respite and commanding views over Regents Park.

Development of the detailed public realm design will be progressed in conjunction with the Highways and Public Realm teams within Westminster City Council. It is expected that the highways works would be designed and delivered under a section 278 agreement of the Highways Act 1980 and the obligations set out in the Section 106 agreement.

Provides the West End’s first public roof garden

Delivers Chapel Passage as a destination

Revitalises the setting of St Peter’s Church

The West End’s first public roof garden

– New views of the Harley
– Street Conservation Area and Regent’s Park
– Enhanced greenery and biodiversity
– 304sqm of new public space, completely free to access
– Kiosk serving hot / cold drinks and snacks
– Visitor toilets provided
– On site security provided during opening hours
– Seating and landscaped gardens for the public to enjoy

A Green Oasis 

The Garden

The palette selected for ‘The Garden’, the area located in between One Chapel Place and St Peter’s, includes plants found to be suitable for shade. The mix includes a high percentage of evergreen species combining an eye-catching range of leaf profiles and shades of green. This a largely verdant palette but will feature accents of colour at varying times of the year.

Public roof garden

The Rooftop Garden palette comprises of perennials, grasses and shrubs which thrive in sunny and windy conditions. There is a mixture of plants suitable for pollinators which includes a range of grasses and evergreen perennials combined with eye-catching flowers. This palette is designed to express different textures and colours throughout the year.

Vere Street

The palette selected for ‘The Street’, located on Vere Street, includes plants that are suitable for filtering air pollution. The plants in this area will help protect against emissions from the busy surrounding streets, with the aim of improving air quality around the site. The planting selected for this area comprises both evergreen and perennial plants providing a year-round interest.

Chapel passage

The planters comprise of plants that thrive in shady conditions such as Chapel Passage. These have been selected with a particular focus on evergreen and native species.

Tree species

The tree planting strategy for the site provides both amenity and ecological benefits. The trees play an important role in creating comfortable conditions for occupation by providing wind and sun protection.