The Glen, Old Brompton Road

Location Kensington, London

Status Feasibility


Squire and Partners were approached by Tenhurst to develop a proposal for The Glen, an existing building on Old Brompton Road, close to the prestigious residential areas of The Boltons and Little Boltons.  The existing building comprised offices on upper floors and a Ferrari showroom on the ground and basement floors.


A dynamic proposal delivers a high performance car showroom at ground level, offices on a lower ground level and residential apartments on the upper floors.  Designs aspire to create a signature building taking inspiration from the fluid aerodynamics and bespoke engineering inherent to supercar design.


The concept focussed on two precepts; design and performance.  Distinction between walls and ceilings are blurred by a continuous folding skin that opens to reveal the spaces within, and closes where privacy is required.  The dynamic structural solution is combined with a lightweight contemporary façade which communicates fluidity and motion.