Great Cumberland Place, London – Projects

Great Cumberland Place,

The brief for the 44-48 Great Cumberland Place project was to construct a new private members club with bedrooms, dining rooms, bars and kitchens from four Grade II listed Georgian terraced houses and a mews building. In order to achieve this we needed to add additional floor area, rationalise floor plates, strengthen existing structure and upgrade existing fabric all within a collection of listed buildings which had suffered unsympathetic amendments and additions over the last 40 years.  The challenge with all listed buildings is how to develop a scheme without requiring extensive and invasive surveys and how to retain as much fabric as possible.  Our approach is always to understand how the building works and where it’s inherent weaknesses are located so we can target where we need to investigate and strengthen. This approach also allows us to retain as much structure as possible and reduces the level of intervention required.