Public artworks at St James Market, by various

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The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties have unveiled a £400m landmark development at St James’ market, London.

Artist David Thorpe and design studios Studio Weave and Studio Swine have created installations as part of the redevelopment of the market.

The market is located between Regent Street St James’s and Haymarket where Thorpe has designed a public artwork inspired by 19th century arts and crafts bookbinder TJ Cobden Sanderson.

Studio Swine has designed four benches inspired by traditional trades found in the area.

Studio Weave has designed The Safe Deposite where performances, events and exhibitions will take place.

The art programme has been curated by Futurecity. The pavilion will open to public on 9 September with The Handsome Butcher of St James’s exhibition. Dn&co, the placemaking specialists, has created the inaugural exhibition. It delves into the story of St James’s Market and connects the present day back to the tale of The Handsome Butcher of St James’s Market, an 18th century broadside ballad.

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