A joint venture between Westminster City Council and Caudwell Properties, this mixed-use Mayfair development provides off-site affordable housing associated with neighbouring Audley Square House. At ground level is a WCC street cleansing depot with associated ancillary accommodation, while above are 14 key worker apartments arranged over three floors. This unusual combination of uses reflects those previously established on the site.
In a quiet location but on a prominent corner site, the Farm Street project incorporates a bespoke architectural language that references and reconciles the differing architectural styles in the vicinity. The primary frontage contains strong, articulated forms, reflective of the neighbouring Queen Anne style. Diaper brickwork is inspired by the decorative façade of Farm Street Church, and this diamond pattern is referenced in many of the building’s design details.
Photographs: MSMR/Veronica Rodriguez Photography