Restoration of a Lutyens building in central London
On the south side of Piccadilly,196A is situated within the St James' Conservation Area. The property was originally a banking hall designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 1920s and is now a Grade II* Listed building. However, its integrity had been severely compromised by a number of modern banking additions. ADAM Architecture was employed as Historic Building Consultants to develop proposals for restoration, including the reconfiguration of the plan, reinstatement of the original walnut and lime oak panelling and the removal of unsympathetic modern additions. The bank counters, previously disfigured by a modern security screen, have been carefully restored to the original design, with the materials and finishes preserved throughout.
Designed by Hugh Petter