A project for The Grosvenor Estate, in the Mayfair Conservation Area, was the renovation of a Victorian property to provide one and two bedroom luxurious managed short let apartments. This ‘Aparthotel’ is part of the GoNative.com brand of serviced apartments.
Moxley Architects was appointed by Somerston Hotels, owners and operators of hotels in the Express by Holiday Inn, Ramada and Hampton hotel brands, to identify the potential for expansion within existing sites and the opportunity for new standalone hotels. The short list of sites included two in each of Cambridge, Dartford and Bath, Glasgow, Exeter, Newcastle, York, Luton, Edinburgh, Greenwich and Hammersmith. Planning approval was granted for number of these, with the scheme for the substantial extension to the Hammersmith hotel taken through to working drawing stage.
Moxley Architects were commissioned to both masterplan and then develop individual parcels of land making up the original Clapham North Industrial Estate. This predominantly residential section of the masterplan occupies the Clapham Road frontage of the site, providing twenty nine apartments above commercial space at ground floor level. Street elevations were designed to balance those of the adjoining Savoy Laundry site which was also designed by Moxley Architects.
Moxley Architects were appointed to both masterplan and then develop individual parcels of land making up the original Clapham North Industrial Estate. The majority of the rear part of the site provides a mixed use scheme comprising fourteen high quality residential apartments and 7200 sq.ft of commercial office space set around landscaped courtyards.
A 1.5 acre site in Clapham, previously occupied by the laundry facilities of the Savoy Hotel, was successfully redeveloped as a mixed use scheme comprising 147.000 sq.ft of office, retail and open-market and affordable residential development over basement parking for 120 cars.
Moxley Architects prepared feasibility studies and held detailed negotiations with the local planning authority. The proposals were successfully steered through to approval via planning appeal. The scheme is now fully built out and operational.
The Clapham Road frontage provides approximately 15,000 sq.ft of flexible retail space, complete with staff and storage facilities. It is now occupied by a bedding outlet. Above the retail space, there is flexible office space of approximately 40,000 sq.ft over two floors, topped by one level of residential units.
Situated near Victoria Station, 126 to 158 Buckingham Palace Road form a terrace of seventeen six-storey Queen Anne style grade II listed buildings. The brief from The Grosvenor Estate was to provide a modern commercial environment of the highest quality within buildings of considerable architectural merit. Works included the installation of new passenger lifts, complete renewal of mechanical and electrical services, and new roof level screens to conceal plant and equipment.
Moxley Architects moved into their current office in 1988. The building dates from circa 1910 and was originally constructed as a Temperance Billiard Hall.
The conversion included the addition of a mezzanine floor, kept clear of the building perimeter so that the barrel vaulted roof form remains uninterrupted. Access to the mezzanine is via a large spiral staircase.