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54-57 Great Marlborough Street, London, United Kingdom

Wednesday 03 Aug 2011
 

New facade for London streetface

 
Eric Parry 
 
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Consent granted for Eric Parry Architects’ revitalisation of Soho block 


Eric Parry Architects has been given the green light for a sustainable mixed retail, office and residential development, which will revitalise an urban block in the heart of Soho. The scheme, for Henderson Global Investors, includes a new building on Great Marlborough Street that replaces two existing buildings as well as refurbished buildings on Poland Street. Six new apartments, approximately 7500 sq m of offices and three retail units will be created with flexible commercial accommodation provided to house the creative industries which are prevalent in the area.

The new building, at 54-57 Great Marlborough Street, will feature a new façade, the gentle curve of which has been designed to reflect the curve of the existing building at 54 Great Marlborough Street and the rhythm of the original streetscape. Materials to be used include cast glass, black and white vitreous enamel and dark grey granite. The width of the proposed building evokes the large palaces that were originally built on Great Marlborough Street, an unusually wide street for Soho.

At 49-50 Poland Street, the existing building will be stripped back to its concrete frame and an obtrusive stair tower removed. Two new high quality elevations - one of metal, the other of brick - will replace the existing while the attractive building at 47 Poland Street, with Arts and Crafts detailing, will be refurbished.

A new public courtyard, accessible through a generous passageway from Great Marlborough Street will be created at the centre of the proposals that will feature mature trees. Public art will be integrated into the scheme.

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