Client

73 St James’s Street RTM Ltd

Lead Architect

James Dinwiddie

Construction Cost

£700,000

Status

Completed September 2009

Site Area / Building Area

640sqm / 350sqm

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St James’s Street, Mayfair, London SW1

This Edwardian apartment building was designed in the French Renaissance style and built in 1909, and consists of 26 apartments. In 1935, Prunier opened their London restaurant on the ground floor, which is now Luciano Restaurant.

The project comprised the refurbishment of the entrance and common parts together with the installation of a new passenger lift. The building remained occupied throughout.

The project provided an opportunity to remove a legacy of unsatisfactory historical alterations, and restore the entrance lobby and common parts to create a consistently high-quality interior with a fresh modern feel. The new passenger lift was designed within a very restricted space. The shaft is enclosed in bronze with glass sides to recall the sense of movement of the original lift.