Mixing retail and healthcare in an underground car park

Cavendish Square proposed healthcare and retail development (Courtesy Revere Design for Reef Group)

Developer Reef Group is hoping to achieve planning permission from Westminster City Council to build a £100 million shopping and healthcare complex in an underground car park. The Cavendish Square complex just off Oxford Street has the advantage of being linked to the capital's famous private healthcare quarter around Harley Street.

Work would begin late next year and be completed in 2022 and there are promises of improved public realm. Shops, leisure, restaurants and cafes it is envisaged would sit along side specialist private medical and healthcare providers. The car park is currently leased to Q Park and sits in one of London's finest Georgian squares.

Mixing healthcare with leisure and shopping is developing fast as an idea to create new city destinations, but it is also being deployed at airports and train stations.