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   Client : Middle East Consortium   Architects : Stiff + Trevillion   Design concept : Art Deco Inspired   Consented GIA : 40,085 ft2   Consented NSA : 32,307 ft2   NSA   added : 2,465 ft2   Status : Completed August 2015   Sustainability : Achieved BREEAM “Excellent”   Awards : International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 – Best Development in UK/Europe   Nominations : International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 – Best Bathroom 

WESTBOURNE HOUSE

architecture, development managers, interior design, london property developer, property development

The 1980s office on this site had the special accolade of being on the City of Westminster’s “ugliest buildings in London” list when Alchemi secured purchase on behalf of investors. Having just paired successfully on a previous development, Alchemi chose Stiff + Trevillion to work on their second collaboration together to create a new mixed-use development.

By working within the existing envelope, with Studio L leading the concept and design, Alchemi's aim was to create 20 generously sized and elegantly designed residential apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. Alchemi was also granted consent to build an amazing duplex penthouse with private lift and unimpeded 360 degree views from a 1,386 ft2 terrace.

Creative agency One Big Company, presented the history of the building which was formerly a draper shop in the late 20th century and early 21st century. With that, Studio L and the architect further worked on the ideas behind the overall design.  The balustrade pattern was a deconstruction and reassembly of the old textile store’s logo and the finishes were a contemporary nod to the art deco period. All the apartments are sold with record breaking prices for the area with the highest sale ever achieved for a single residence.

A new retail unit was created on the ground floor and was sold as an investment to one of the largest developers in area. The other retail unit was occupied by NatWest, who remained in occupation throughout construction. Alchemi sold this occupational lease as an investment.

The building went on to win “Best Development in the UK/Europe” by the International Design and Architecture Awards in 2015 and was shortlisted for “Best Bathroom” that same year.

   
  
   
   
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   Client : Middle East Consortium   Architects : Stiff + Trevillion   Design concept : Art Deco Inspired   Consented GIA : 40,085 ft2   Consented NSA : 32,307 ft2   NSA   added : 2,465 ft2   Status : Completed August 2015   Sustainability : Achieved BREEAM “Excellent”   Awards : International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 – Best Development in UK/Europe   Nominations : International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 – Best Bathroom 

Client: Middle East Consortium

Architects: Stiff + Trevillion

Design concept: Art Deco Inspired

Consented GIA: 40,085 ft2

Consented NSA: 32,307 ft2

NSA added: 2,465 ft2

Status: Completed August 2015

Sustainability: Achieved BREEAM “Excellent”

Awards: International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 – Best Development in UK/Europe

Nominations: International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 – Best Bathroom 

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