Soho Photography Quarter (SPQ)

Credit: Andreas Lechthaler Architecture | Artworks © Shirley Baker Estate

Soho Photography Quarter (SPQ)

In partnership with Westminster City Council, The Photographers’ Gallery is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative to create a vibrant public space and cultural hub in the area immediately surrounding the Gallery.  

Soho Photography Quarter is due to launch in Spring 2022 and the first phase of works have already begun in preparation. Positioned at the gateway to Soho, the world’s most creative square mile, SPQ will present a free, dynamic programme of photography-inspired exhibitions and projections within a beautifully designed pedestrianised environment.  

The scheme, designed by Andreas Lechthaler Architecture, is part of Westminster City Council’s ambitious £150m plans to invigorate Oxford Street and the surrounding area and the creation of this special quarter will offer new seating areas, trees and planters, enhanced access for pedestrians and cyclists, improved safety and air quality and an enriched cultural offer for the district. 

Visitors and locals will be able to experience the very best of contemporary photography through carefully curated displays and projections which extend the Gallery’s public programme into the public realm and offer new ways to engage with and understand the medium.
 
Further details of the opening programme will follow shortly.