Queen Street, Mayfair
Having sat vacant for over 20 years following an unsympathetic restoration in the 1980s, Fathom were approached by Morgan Capital to reinvigorate this Georgian townhouse and create a desirable workplace which capitalised on its Mayfair Conservation Area location.
Establishing a respectful relationship with the building’s neighbour to the rear – the Grade II* listed Saudi Embassy – was a key driver, as well as creating a more positive contribution to the Conservation Area.
The brick façade on Queen Street is restored and new timber framed windows are introduced. To the rear of the building, a new lightwell draws fresh air and daylight into the ground and basement levels and creates an attractive vertical garden space. At second and fourth floors, external terraces are conceived as birds’ nests, with finely detailed metalwork and extensive planting, providing private garden spaces for building occupiers.
Internally, the house is planned to respect its townhouse legacy, with grand first floor and flexible office spaces throughout. Subtle references are made internally to the historic sequence of rooms which define each level. The building is updated with high specification technology and modernised to meet current environmental credentials.