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One Palace Street

Located opposite Buckingham Palace, within a magnificent and secure island site in St. James’ Park, No. 1 Palace Street sets a new standard in luxury living. Incorporating five different architectural styles, each side of No. 1 Palace Street has its own unique character and story.


Steeped in history, Grade II Listed Buckingham Gate was built in 1861 as one of London’s first Landmark hotels; “The Palace Hotel” hosted the overflow of distinguished guests from Buckingham Palace.

The land surrounding the site was once a Mulberry tree garden and aviary for exotic birds, during the reign of King James I, leading to the area now being called the “Birdcage Conservation Area”.

James worked on the initial concept ideas for the central courtyard garden in conjunction with Squire + Partners Architects.  The scheme involved a restrained layout with high quality materials and planting, with an eye catching water feature.  James went on to undertake the detailed tender package of drawings and has been involved in liaison with the main contractor Balfour Beatty now the project has hit site.  Due for completion in 2021/22.

This project was designed whilst working for Bowles & Wyer

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