Moxley Architects were commissioned to undertake a strategic planning study and programme of works for the Lansdowne private members club in Mayfair. The club’s Masterplanning Committee had put forward a number of potential projects that our commission was to consider.
The projects ranged from the relaying of the York stone courtyard and restoration of the Grade II* listed art deco swimming pool ceiling below, the provision of new squash courts, a dance studio, cardio and weights gyms, new and refurbished male and female changing facilities, internal decorations and external floodlighting and the provision of further members’ bedrooms.
The practice has since completed the design and construction of the majority of the projects listed above and further works for bedrooms are planned in the near future.
In the Highgate Conservation Area, this project was the restoration and conversion to apartments of a 1916 listed building, originally built for housing the female staff of Prudential Assurance.
Through consultation with Conservation Officers and English Heritage planning was secured for 15 residential units. The scheme includes the addition of a penthouse, infills to the U-shaped floor plates at first, second and third floors as well as two new basement levels. The lower level is for parking and the upper one for leisure facilities including a pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
Substantial improvements were made to the external facades through the removal of two external metal staircases and existing services.
The somewhat dilapidated grounds were fully restored to provide both private and communal landscaped gardens.
Work started on site in late 2013 and was completed in the summer of 2016.
This Grade 2* listed building has several superb interiors as well as extensive landscaped and protected gardens.
Restoration and development option studies looked at the potential of turning the property into apartments, a boutique hotel or its restoration as a single residence.
As part of these studies we explored the possibility of an element of enabling development based on English Heritage’s guidelines for the conservation of ‘significant places’. For the EH ‘enabling work’ option we considered providing residential units to the rear of the site to finance the restoration of the main house.
6 – 10 Cambridge Terrace and 1 – 2 Chester Gate are Grade 1 and 2 listed Nash properties overlooking Regent’s Park.
Originally in commercial use, our commission was to propose options for the restoration and conversion to three houses, the largest of which is 39,000sq.ft. The proposals also provide new basement parking and leisure facilities.
The proposals also involved masterplanning and use studies for areas adjacent to the site for the Crown.
Planning and listed building consents were granted in 2010.
The refurbishment and remodelling of a 19th Century listed building in Mayfair, to provide two new high value residential maisonette properties for The Grosvenor Estate.
The redevelopment and conversion of a listed 19th Century building in the heart of the Belgravia Conservation Area to create a contemporary single dwelling townhouse for The Grosvenor Estate.
The completed development provides contemporary spaces while respecting the listed status of the building.
Wall Hall is a grade 2 listed building standing in Humphry Repton gardens. Moxley Architects were commissioned by Octagon Developments to design and obtain planning permission for the conversion of the mansion into eight high quality apartments and the adjoining stable block into three houses.
Chantrey House is a grade 2 listed Edwardian mansion block in Victoria. The Grosvenor Estate appointed Moxley Architects to convert the floors above existing ground floor retail space from commercial use to provide a mix of twenty seven open market and nine affordable residential units.
Over the years the existing structure had been altered several times, but this scheme was realised with very little further structural modification.
Facing Regent’s Park and located between Cumberland and Chester Terraces on the Crown Estate, 2, 3 and 4 Cumberland Place form the substantive part of the Grade 1 listed building known as Nash’s ‘Villa composition’. Moxley Architects were commissioned to return the properties to the original house format from the 1950’s conversion to lateral apartments. The project was awarded the Bentley International Property Awards 4-star award for conservation redevelopment.