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Process

14 Grosvenor Street

Location London W1

Status Completed June 2014


Description

The existing building at 14 Grosvenor Street developed structural problems during the construction of a neighbouring building and as a result was deemed unsafe for occupation.  Consent was therefore granted in 2008 to demolish the existing building and replace with a new building sympathetic to the character of the Mayfair Conservation Area in which it is situated.

 

Grosvenor Street itself is a mix of architectural styles and it was therefore felt that, rather than creating a pastiche, a contemporary interpretation of the original building was appropriate for the site.  The characteristics of a typical Georgian facade are employed in a modern way in the design, with a rusticated ground floor and a gradual reduction in window proportions further up the elevation.  The resulting design sits comfortably in the immediate context and the conservation area as a whole.

Team

Client A.S. Reid

Planning Consultant The London Planning Practice

Services Mecserve

Structure Alan Baxter & Associates

Photography James Balston



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