Cooke Fawcett | Warwick Square Apartments, London
Cooke Fawcett Architects was set up in 2015, combining the significant experience of its two directors Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett whilst working at Stirling-prize winning practice Herzog & de Meuron Architects on major UK and international projects.
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Warwick Square Apartments, London

 

Direct commission from a private developer to form three new high-quality apartments from an existing office use in a pair of Grade II-listed 1840’s Cubitt stucco-fronted town houses in Pimlico, London.

 

Three existing street-level doorways are used to access the units which occupy the lower-ground, ground and part of the first floors of the prominent corner building. Ground floor spaces have amazing ceiling heights of over 4m and are reused as main living and entertaining spaces; the 2-3 generously sized bedrooms per unit are located on the lower-ground floor. Overall the 475m² (5100ft²) internal area is divided into three units of 125-175m² (1340-1880ft²).

 

A carefully planned new arrangement which limits the number of major structural alterations, whilst providing extraordinary spaces for contemporary living. Previous major alterations of these lower levels of the existing building led to an unusual set of spaces to work from — it was previously used as a bank since the 1920s, and had undergone repair after damage from bombing in 1940.

 

Cooke Fawcett Architects coordinated the process of applying for planning and listed building consents, which were granted in November 2016. Works began on site in mid-2017, and completed to a very high quality in early 2019.

 

Photos by Peter Landers Photography

 

Project Source

Direct Commission

Date

Planning 2016, Construction 2017-19