Cardinal Place, Building One Victoria Street
|Type||Shopping Centre and Offices|
|Address||Victoria Street, Victoria|
|Town or city||London|
|Floor area||650,000 square feet (60,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||EPR Architects|
|Main contractor||Sir Robert McAlpine|
Cardinal Place is a retail and office development in London, near Victoria Station and opposite Westminster Cathedral. The site consists of three buildings covering over a million square feet on Victoria Street next door to Portland House, and was designed by EPR Architects and built by Sir Robert McAlpine.
The topping out ceremony was held in December 2004, and performed by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Lord McAlpine, and Ian J. Henderson, outgoing chief executive of the site's developers Land Securities.
The £200m development was built directly over the District & Circle line Underground tunnels which actually pass through the basement. The buildings rest on rubber shock absorbers to prevent vibrations from the passing trains. The project includes 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2) of office space and 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of retail, primarily occupied by Marks & Spencer and Wagamama.
Microsoft UK currently occupy the first floor of the building, the second floor is occupied by EDF Energy, the fifth by EDF Energy & EDF Trading, the sixth floor is occupied by Experian, and the seventh by Kazakhmys.
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