Team expands to boost
St Christopher’s Place

St Christopher’s Place is a vibrant urban quarter, featuring high-street and independent boutiques as well as eclectic dining options. Discovered via a narrow alleyway off Oxford Street, the piazza and its surrounding streets are full of shops and restaurants, with a buzz that’s more local than tourist. Close to Selfridges, it is perhaps London’s best-kept secret, and benefits from a busy West End.

Under Workman’s property management since December 2022, the onsite team has now expanded to deliver the scheme’s marketing programme in-house.

Our team, led by James Wall, General Manager for St Christopher’s Place, and new addition Marketing Manager Kate McDonald, supported by Activate and Emma Henson, Place Marketing Manager, will develop the yearly strategy for the scheme and roll this out across web, digital, PR, advertising, and enlivenment.

Working closely with occupiers, cultural partners and the wider West End stakeholders will be fundamental to their approach. By bringing the management of the marketing programme in-house, Workman’s team will be responsible for the 360-delivery of the activity, with the addition of on-site resource to drive this forward.

James Wall, General Manager at St Christopher’s Place, said: “With a busy year ahead, collaborating and working in partnership with experts is a key part of our scope of work. This allows us to create impactful content, showcasing why St Christopher’s Place is a must-visit for consumers in 2024. Ultimately our focus is on increasing footfall, dwell time and spend for our occupiers, while of course maintaining the profile of St Christopher’s Place for Londoners and also those visiting the capital this year.”

Kate McDonald, who recently joined the team as Marketing Manager for St Christopher’s Place, said: “I’m fortunate to have joined the team at such an exciting time, and to be the first on-site marketing manager. Working with Activate and the wider Workman team will bring a tremendous amount of industry experience to how we deliver the marketing activity, especially given the full team of digital and marketing professionals who will be supporting me with strategy and delivery. I know that our one-team-approach will reduce costs and increase the efficiency of what we can deliver, supporting the activity we have planned for the year, while allowing me the time to focus on engaging with the brands and wider stakeholders on a daily basis.”

The team is particularly focused on building greater connectivity with office workers located around the scheme, and developing a community offer for the scheme’s residential occupiers. These were two objectives to emerge from the most recent occupier marketing meeting, and the team is keen to develop this with them over the course of the months ahead.

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