Draft:Outernet London

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Outernet London
Locationadjacent to Crossrail Tottenham Court Road/Charing Cross Road southern exit
Opening Date2020
DeveloperConsolidated Developments
OperatorOuternet Global

Outernet London is the name of a mixed use development currently under construction in the West End of London.  The site is adjacent to the new Crossrail Tottenham Court Road/Charing Cross Road southern exit and runs across Denmark Street - “Tin Pan Alley” with St Giles High Street to the east and Charing Cross Road to the west.

The development is due to open in 2020.[1] and will feature many areas and facilities available to the general public including a 2,000 capacity music venue, an immersive multimedia urban gallery, broadcasting and media facilities, a hotel, bars and restaurants.[2]  The public spaces will feature a number of high resolution 360 degree video screens [3] [4]. Announcements have been made that there will be advertising campaigns using virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. [5] There will also be residential apartments [6] office space [7] and retail. The area immediately surrounding Outernet is also under development from Crossrail and other projects. When all these projects complete it will herald a new era of retail for the world famous Oxford Street shopping area.[8]

The site includes Denmark Street which is being redeveloped as part of the project. Denmark Street has been synonymous with music in London[9] and has traditionally featured music equipment shops and live music related nightlife. The street is nicked named London's Tin Pan Alley.[10] The redevelopment as part of Outernet has been welcomed by London's Night Czar Amy Lame [11] but the redevelopment has been controversial and also criticised. [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

The main construction contractor for the project is Skanska[17] and the developer is Consolidated Developments [18] [19]

Outernet London is the first of a series of similar global sites with Outernet New York and Outernet Los Angeles planned [20] [21] [22]


  1. ^ "£142m Outernet London Redevelopment Takes Shape". www.construction.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  2. ^ "Soho is getting a new 2,000-capacity music venue". Evening Standard. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  3. ^ "The Outernet". www.grain.london. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  4. ^ "Shenzhen Aoto Electronics Co., Ltd". en.aoto.com. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  5. ^ Warrington, James (2019-05-13). "Outernet teams up with Technicolor for new London media landmark". www.cityam.com. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  6. ^ "Discover the Outernet London Hub". Outernet London. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  7. ^ "Offices to rent in West end". www.monmouthdean.com. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  8. ^ Williams2019-04-25T11:05:00+01:00, Richard. "How Oxford Street lost its allure". Property Week. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  9. ^ Daley, Dan (2004-01-08). "Pop's street of dreams". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  10. ^ "Blue plaque marks Tin Pan Alley". 2014-04-06. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  11. ^ "Outernet London: New 2,000-capacity music venue to open in Soho". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  12. ^ Burrows, Marc (2015-01-20). "London's music scene rocked by the death of Denmark Street". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  13. ^ Harris, John (2015-02-06). "A lament for the death of bohemian London | John Harris". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  14. ^ Hill, Dave (2016-12-20). "The future of Denmark Street: rebirth opportunity or dystopian hell?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  15. ^ "Denmark Street's not dead yet". The Independent. 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  16. ^ "Plans announced for Tottenham Court Rd development - and it doesn't look good". Louder Than War. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  17. ^ "St Giles Circus Development". www.skanska.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  18. ^ "Skanska signs £142 million contract to build St Giles Circus development". www.skanska.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  19. ^ "New grassroots music venue for Denmark Street". Orms. 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  20. ^ "Los Angeles". Outernet London. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  21. ^ "New York". Outernet London. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  22. ^ "Largescale live music comes to Soho". Culture Whisper. Retrieved 2019-02-25.

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Category:Entertainment districts in the United Kingdom Category:Tourist attractions in London London privately owned public spaces Category:Busking venues Category:Music venues in London Category:Redevelopment projects in London