5 Seaforth Place

Striking office and residential development on a challenging site in Victoria

5 Seaforth Place by Darling Associates

5 Seaforth Place is mixed use workplace development in Victoria, providing office and residential accommodation, public amenities, a new ‘pocket’ park and a play area for Westminster City School.

The tight and complex site is located at the intersection of Seaforth Place and Spenser Street, in a potentially prime location, set back from Victoria Street. Our proposal seeks to revitalise the dilapidated site through a robust composition that unifies the sites historic values with a contemporary design intent.

The striking architectural response plays homage to the surrounding Victorian-era buildings and reflects aspects of the railway tunnels below using arched accents, whilst bringing through a modern twist, incorporating a colourful glazed facade with metal detailing.

The building consists of 18,116 sqft of offices, 4,479 sqft of residential accommodation on the top two floors and 992 sqft A1/A3 ground floor retail with bike storage and services in the basement.

The design intent is to lengthen the existing public promenade, drawing the public down Seaforth Place to a new destination city park through the permeable ground floor of the architectural scheme. Our proposals look to both produce a striking and well-designed response to this challenging site and revitalise the TFL land to the back of the site, creating a greatly improved public realm.

5 Seaforth Place by Darling Associates


Client   David Maxwell t/a Seaforth Place
Planning Consultant   Quod
Structural Engineer  
Sustainability Consultant  
Architect   Darling Associates

Date   2017 –
Sector   Office

5 Seaforth Place by Darling Associates

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