The St. George Street project, in the heart of Mayfair is part of a 50,000 square foot, Grade II listed building dated to 1720. Now home to offices, its Hanoverian townhouse façades are complimented by reconstructed elements and a stunning new elevation at the rear. It was part of Lord Scarborough’s development of the nearby Hanover Square in 1717.
Chapman Architects were commissioned to redesign the front of house within its Grade II Listing as well as all communal areas. Despite having many of the qualities of a world-class office building, the existing ground floor spaces were overly dark, and the entrance appeared cluttered and uninviting. As well as addressing this lack of light, we wanted to construct a more elegant entrance and reception that felt fitting for a high-end Mayfair office building.
We developed a design for improving the internal lighting and also illuminated the building’s historic façade at night, with an emphasis on the entrance to guide people to the reception. Our clients were keen to use marble for the floors and a clean and minimalist Bianco Dolomite was selected. The glossy tiles were also used to construct a stunning new reception desk which was complimented by a large champagne aluminum secret cupboard behind it, which radiates light into the reception. Lifts were given a similar treatment and modular seating units were covered in soft, natural leather upholstery which extend the crisp lines and understated luxury.
The refurbishment was completed in 2022. The result of our work is a luxuriously light and minimalist reception area with lifts and washrooms to match, and an elegantly lit façade. The building now perfectly fits the criteria for a world-class office building in this unique location.