64 & 65 Buckingham Gate comprises a mixed use office, residential and retail estate on the boundaries of St James's and Victoria. The estate presently comprises three component parts: The Tower, which was the HQ of Rolls Royce PLC along with 44 residential apartments, the Podium, which is a mix of offices currently the HQ of the Labour Party along with a wine bar and restaurant in the basement and retail units in Palmer Street and finally, the Annex, which is a retail building leased to FlightCentre. The buildings comprise approximately 100,000 sq ft of net lettable area. London & Oriental are undertaking a comprehensive redevelopment of the entire estate which will comprise 140,000 sq ft of mixed use space to be launched in 2017.
The estate was designed by Architect Elsom Pack & Roberts and built in 1978. The main commercial element of the building was previously occupied by Rolls Royce PLC as their UK HQ. Rolls Royce have now moved to 62 Buckingham Gate which has allowed for vacant possession of the tower which will be stripped back in mid/late 2015 and entirely reclad. One and Two Buckingham Green will provide 65 luxury 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments available to rent and four floors of prime Grade A office space in the redesigned tower inspired by Mies van der Rohe. Three Buckingham Green will provide 33,000 sq ft of unique prime Grade A office space in a newly constructed building of unparalleled design. Four Buckingham Green will offer two bespoke 2,500 sq ft floors of modern studio office space alongside 12,000 sq ft of new A1 and A3 retail space across the scheme forming an entirely relandscaped quarter for this important part of Central London.