It takes a great mind to take an interesting idea and make it important. Fortunately there were a few involved in creating this impressive building and we’re bringing another one or two in for its contemporary development. Perhaps more exciting though is that great minds don’t actually think alike and that’s what’s great about them.

Commissioned by Woolworths, the world most iconic retailer at the time, and built in 1955, 242 Marylebone immediately became a London Landmark. It also established the architect Richard Seifert as a master.

We are now working with leading architects AHMM to carefully respect the original architecture such as the Portland stone façade, while injecting a dynamic new design language that will offer the building a new life and identity. This will include a new statement lobby that will connect three entrances and improve circulation. An on-site coffee shop, events auditorium and cyclists zone will also add the exceptional amenity necessary for today’s office buildings. Together with leading investor Henderson Park, we acquired the 120,000 sq ft building in July 2018 to define a new hub on the one-acre plot and deliver the first real creative and experiential workplace to this area of London. In an often-overlooked part of Marylebone, just a stones throw from the station.

Location

Marylebone

Size

145,000 sq ft

Architect

AHMM

GDV

£190 million

Status

Consented

Website

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