Corn Exchange


“This imposing Grade II listed produce exchange was a tired and failing shopping centre when we arrived on the scene. Adjacent to Selfridges and Harvey Nichols it made perfect sense to repurpose it for something that could further advance the area. Respecting the building’s architecture we refashioned it into a successful casual dining destination with 17 restaurants and a 114 bedroom aparthotel.”


  • Client: Aviva Investors
  • Role: Development manager
  • Uses: Restaurants and aparthotel (Roomzzz)
  • Architect: 5plus Architects
  • Size: 220,000 sq ft
  • Status: Operating Asset (opened 2015)
  • Repurposing cost: £30m
  • Jobs created: 400
  • REVO Gold Award Winner: New Catering & Leisure Destination of the Year, 2015


  • Repurposing and repositioning a failed shopping centre
  • Development concept and feasibility analysis
  • Delivery strategy
  • Financial appraisals and business planning
  • Construction procurement and delivery
  • Interim asset management
  • Leasing strategy and coordination (including operator firsts locating outside of London)
  • Branding and marketing strategy