103-109 Wardour Street shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards 2017
10th July 2017
The project, which brought together Sheppard Robson and ID:SR, has been shortlisted in the Retrofit Housing Award Over £5m category. The awards recognise and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment.
Originally the office for Pathé Films, 103-109 Wardour Street has been reinterpreted and transformed by Sheppard Robson to house 13 luxury apartments, a gym and two duplex penthouses that frame remarkable views over Soho and Piccadilly.
The previous development removed most of the original early 1900s building in 1996, retaining the ornate Portland stone Edwardian frontage and building a new structure behind it. This led to an inconsistency of quality, with the heritage façade forming a veil that covered a building of lower design quality. The close partnership between Sheppard Robson and ID:SR sought to reconcile this disparity in quality, creating a cohesive design that brought together old and new.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the evening of the 13th September 2017.