The Quadrant Public Art Strategy

Modus Operandi was appointed by The Crown Estate with Stanhope Plc to produce a Public Art Strategy for the redevelopment of the area known as The Quadrant E1 Block to the north of Regent Street.  At the core of this redevelopment is a major architectural scheme by Dixon Jones Architects for the former Regent Palace Hotel. 


The Strategy explored ideas for permanent and temporary art commissions in the public realm, focusing on Glasshouse Street and Air Street, with the aspiration that the area could become a new cultural quarter with seasonal art installations in ground-based and aerial locations.  The outcome has resulted in two major permanent commissions by artists Daniela Schönbächler (Timelines) and Spencer Finch (Vital Signs), also the purchase of two paintings by Rachel Howard, for the Air Street reception.


David Shaw, Head of Regent Street Portfolio, The Crown Estate comments:


‘A key part of the Crown Estate 21st Century regeneration of Regent Street is our approach to public art.  This is as part of our wider commitment to making public realm deliver for all who enjoy Regent St whether for living, working or shopping.  Art civilizes and enriches everyone who discovers it.  To truly appreciate Regent Street architecture and art you need to stop and enjoy.’


Please refer to the Quadrant Public Arts Programme to see the realised commissions.