Residential 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent
The refurbishment and re-modelling of 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent represents a unique opportunity to breathe new life into a building which has suffered from years of unsophisticated intervention and to combine it with a dynamic new addition which complements the historic fabric.
The building mediates between differing townscape scales and this mediation will be continued, using materiality as well as scale and proportion in a carefully composed composition. The existing building is being restored and where existing features have been lost, the grandeur of the original concept is being replaced. The approach to the introduction of contemporary elements such as bathrooms will be to separate them from the existing fabric – a light touch approach which will see the best of the old sitting comfortably in contrast with the new.
The terrace of five buildings will remain as separate entities at ground and first floors – entrances to the substantial apartments and the main entrance to the building reinvigorates the existing porticoed frontage. Lateral apartments on upper floors deliver high quality residential layouts, spreading across a number of buildings and acknowledging the original plan forms by retaining original party wall lines whilst maintaining a comfortable and logical flow of space through the units.
Flanagan Lawrence are Lead Architect and Interior Architect for the project, and are working closely with the interior designer to deliver the beautifully crafted scheme.
Location London, UK
Status On site. Completion due 2017
Area 11,040 sqm
Structural Engineer Pell Frishman
Services Engineer Cundall
Cost Consultant Beadmans
Project Manager Wainbridge
Planning Consultant Gerald Eve
Heritage Consultant Montagu Evans
Interior Architect Flanagan Lawrence
Interior Designer Thomas Juul-Hansen