SELFRIDGES STORE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1357436

Date first listed: 05-Feb-1970

Statutory Address: SELFRIDGES STORE, 400, OXFORD STREET W1

Statutory Address: SELFRIDGES STORE, DUKE STREET W1

Statutory Address: SELFRIDGES STORE, ORCHARD STREET W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SELFRIDGES STORE, 400, OXFORD STREET W1

Statutory Address: SELFRIDGES STORE, DUKE STREET W1

Statutory Address: SELFRIDGES STORE, ORCHARD STREET W1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 28281 81108

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History

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Details

TQ 2881 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER OXFORD STREET, W1 55/52 (north side) 5.2.70 No 400 (Selfridges Store) G.V. II Department store. The eastern 10 bays built first (1907-09) and whole range completed 1928; by Francis Swales, Frank Atkinson, Daniel Burnham (as consultant) and J.J. Burnet. Stone clad steel frame; concealed roof. Vast building occupying entire block. Uncompromising, American commercial Beaux Arts design, on the theme of a giant colonnade. Podium ground floor, 3 storeys contained in giant order and attic storey. 21 bays wide. Central main entrance and the plate glass display windows, with bronze trim, all articulated by short pillars with cartouche and garland enrichment to corner piers. The giant colonnade has engaged Ionic columns with enriched fluted shafts and terminal antae; the window bays fully glazed in tripartite bronze-finish metal frames, the floor levels screened by moulded bronze-finish panels; the centre, above is slightly recessed so that the framing columns are freestanding; between them, surmounting the entrance, is a huge 11 foot high enamelled bronze figure and clock, by Gilbert Bayes. Attic storey with enriched cartouche panels. Enriched bracketed and dentilled crowning cornice and balustraded parapet. Identical return elevations. Interior has lost much of its original decoration but one set of lifts retains enriched gilded metal panel facing. Edwardian Architecture; Alistair Service.

Listing NGR: TQ2828181108

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 422564

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Service, A, Edwardian Architecture and its Origins, (1975)

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