The office building at 35 Marylebone High Street had been vacated by long term occupants, the BBC, when it was sold for retail and residential.
The 1930’s modern façade on Marylebone High Street is distinctive in style and there appeared to be no motive for its replacement; whereas the 1960’s six storey extension to the rear, dominated Beaumont Mews. Acknowledging the duality, the façade was retained as a frontage to new apartments and the rear extension was replaced with a new terrace of mews housing. Together with the use of Limetecs Natural Limepoint the advantage of no expansion joints on the façade becomes apparent. The building form negotiates the two with a stepping section, animated by a series of terraces and pergolas. The west facing apartments enjoy the idiosyncrasies of the existing façade and those to the east benefit from large glazed sliding screens and a generous terrace.