This mixed use redevelopment for a significant Conservation Area site in London’s West End, has recently been submitted for Planning.
670 m² of commercial and residential space will be provided on the six floors (lower ground to 4th floor) of the new building which will be articulated in brick, with a carefully conceived hierarchical arrangement of deeply recessed window openings that reflects the two unequal historic plot widths of the site and the fenestration patterns of the surrounding Victorian buildings.
The principle elevation to Hanway Street will be embellished with reconstituted stone reveals and bronze-framed shopfronts with glazed brick detailing to create an active street frontage. The entrance to the upper floors is marked by a striking backlit screen perforated in a lace pattern that references the many lace shops that once lined the street. The simple, robust brick detailing of the façade to Hanway Place will reflect the secondary nature of this street.
Above a strong parapet line, a raised seam zinc mansard roof will contain the penthouse floor, a winter garden with retractable roof, and a concealed roof terrace.
- London W1