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Studio Seilern wins approval for Mayfair re-take

Studio Seilern has won planning for this £9.5 million ‘loft living’ scheme in Mayfair after abandoning its original designs

The practice said it had ‘revisited the brief and reduced the density’ (see below) on the ‘seemingly impossible site’ in White horse Street, west London.

The five-home development for the Reuben Brothers-owned Motcomb Estates also features shops and underground parking development.

Describing the scheme, a spokesperson for the Ladbroke Grove-based firm said: ‘By turning the typical urban building model ‘inside out’, the studio overcame the difficulties posed by a tight, inner site within a conservation area. The result is an innovative design that splits each residence across two buildings connected to each other by transparent private walkways with a vertical sculptural garden at the core of the development.’

Project data

Location: Mayfair, London
Scheme: five residential lofts + retail + underground parking
Area: 2,350 m²
Budget: £9.5million
Stage: Planning permission granted April 2012
Client: Motcomb Estates
Architect: Studio Seilern Architects
Planning Consultant: Daniel Rinsler & Co
Services Engineer: Hilson Moran
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Rights of Light: Drivers Jonas
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon

Previous designs: Studio Seilern's proposed £9 million Whitehorse Street flats in Mayfair, London

Previous designs: Studio Seilern’s proposed £9 million Whitehorse Street flats in Mayfair, London (April 2010)

Previous story (AJ 09.04.10)

Studio Seilern reveals luxury Mayfair apartment designs

Studio Seilern has revealed images of its proposed £9 million Whitehorse Street residential scheme in Mayfair, London

The practice, which is headed by Christina Seilern, ex-founding director of Rafael Viñoly Architects London, has drawn up plans for 10 luxury apartments sandwiched between Grade I- and II-listed buildings.

If the plans are approved, construction is expected to start in November 2010.

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