"London’s answer to Times Square"
The St. Giles Circus development sits on an island site between Tottenham Court Road, Denmark Street and St. Giles High Street. Charcoalblue have been appointed to provide specialist venue design services to Consolidated Group as they develop the NOW building, which lies at the heart of the site.
The NOW building will be the London home of Outernet, a radical new technology-driven marketing, entertainment and information service housed in a super-flexible, digitally-enabled streetscape wrapped around the main exit from the new Tottenham Court Crossrail Station and spreading into Soho both through and beneath one city block.
The development will also feature an 800 seat multi-purpose Event Gallery which will accommodate as broad a programme of events as possible, targeting the media, fashion, exhibition and conferencing markets. The Urban Gallery, the Event Gallery and the and associated specialist technical systems - LED screen technology and stagelighting, stage engineering and audiovisual systems are currently being designed by Charcoalblue.
Charcoalblue also developed the site-wide Management Plan required as part of the planning process.