Central London site in a conservation area
MJP were commissioned to design this mixed-use office and retail development to replace a 19th century building in a central London conservation area.
Modern contextual design
MJP’s modern design integrates itself with the site’s urban context. It does so by sustaining the existing building line and scale of the surrounding nineteenth century urban block.
The building design mirrors the structural grid of the neighbouring Victorian building and draws inspiration from the local historic architectural style, which combines horizontal courses of stone with load-bearing brickwork, incorporating terracotta and corbelled bay windows.
Demolition in a conservation area
The quality of the design convinced the planning authority that the building would be an enhancement to the conservation area. Agreement was thereby secured for the demolition of an existing building on the site and planning permission was granted.
Public courtyard/ permeability
The design creates a new public courtyard at ground level, accessible from the street via a tall opening through the building.
Efficient, flexible office space
The seven-storey building contains 7,000sqm of high-quality, highly flexible office accommodation, 1100sqm of retail space and an art gallery on the lower ground floor.
- City & West End
- Planning Permission Granted
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