Harvey Nicks selects Oxo team

Harvey Nichols’ new restaurant on the top floor of London’s Oxo Tower is being designed by architect Lifschutz Davidson. Graphics for the restaurant, yet to be named, are being created by Michael Nash Associates.

On-site work for interiors is due to begin in the next few weeks, with a turnaround time of 14 weeks. The 500-cover restaurant is due to open this summer.

One of the key features will be a motorised ceiling designed to open and close to alter the light and acoustics of the space.

A brasserie and bar, as well as an upmarket restaurant, are part of the concept, which also features extensive roof terraces. There will be a “limited amount of retail space”, according to Lifschutz Davidson director Peter Sandilands.

“The restaurant interiors concept will have a very exclusive, luxury liner type of feeling, but will pick up on the images of the existing Oxo building,” says Sandilands. The brasserie will have its own identity. “We’re going for good-quality finishes with furniture ranges of unusual but modern classics,” he adds.

Pitch details for the Harvey Nichols Oxo work are unavailable, but Lifschutz Davidson has previously worked with Oxo Tower Wharf developer Coin Street Community Builders.

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