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The Quadrant

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5097 / 51°30'35"N

Longitude: -0.1356 / 0°8'8"W

OS Eastings: 529482

OS Northings: 180627

OS Grid: TQ294806

Mapcode National: GBR FD.QZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.L9PZ

Plus Code: 9C3XGV57+VQ

Entry Name: The Quadrant

Listing Date: 30 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425675

Location: West End, Westminster, London, W1B

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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70/86 ; 71/2 (West side)
30.5.72 Nos. 49 to 63 odd.
The Quadrant
(including Nos. 9 to
18 consec. Piccadilly)
Quadrant of offices and shops and stores. Part of the south western half
of Sir Reginald Blomfield's grandiose rebuilding of Nash's Quadrant,
designed from c.1910 taking Norman Shaw's neo-Baroque set piece of the
quadrant elevation of his Piccadilly Hotel (Piccadilly q.v.) as key and
scale and completed 1920-23. Stone-faced, slate roofs. Podium embracing
ground floor and mezzanine, 3 storeys above and dormered steep mansard.
The podium has bold pulvinated rustication to its articulated piers, ashlar
upper floors with windows in flat surrounds; rich modillion eaves cornice,
continuous range of dormers in roof which has bronze ridge cresting;
prominent banded and corniced stone stacks. The penetration of Air Street
is marked by a rusticated semicircular arched bridge with open giant 3
storey Doric columned loggia over, a la Somerset House. The Quadrant
composition is terminated by slightly advanced pavilions with concave
pyramidal cupola roofs. The eastern end of the Quadrant includes the
former Swan and Edgar's store (Nos. 9 to 18 Piccadilly) in which Blomfield
develops the pavilion design towards Piccadilly Circus with 3 bays and a 9
bay return to Piccadilly. To the Circus, a pulvinated and channelled
podium with an arcade embracing ground floor and mezzanine, above which are
3 storeys read as 1 ½ with tall, through storey, segment headed and hooded
windows, ashlar faced with giant rusticated pilaster strips. Rich
modillion cornice and attic storey with swags and festoons; close set
dormers. The first return bay to Piccadilly is similarly treated. Beyond,
the 8 bay composition differs in the treatment of podium and attic; the end
bays are slightly advanced as pavilions with elevations similar to those
facing the Circus and the Quadrant terminal pavilions, crowned with the
same concave cupola roofs.

Listing NGR: TQ2948280626

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