Marsham Street, London

This elegant 1934 building close to the Houses of Parliament was once the Queen Mary Nurses’ Home and School of Medicine. Ballymore Properties, a developer noted for its commitment to luxury interiors, has given it a new lease of life as a high-end portered block of around 200 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, and asked LHL to design all of the interiors.

The lobby area, concierge desk, post room and lounge were designed to reflect the art deco origins of the building, with curved walls, handtufted inset rugs, custom millwork in rich, reddish-brown lacewood, and hand-forged metal balustrades. We also created a cutting-edge art deco-style fitness suite.

The apartments were carefully planned to offer as many as possible views of the nearby London landmarks. The high-specification interiors included bathrooms lined with bands of marble and granite, and spacious contemporary kitchens. Our involvement at St John’s was rounded off by our fit out of the show flats and the design of the ultimate penthouse suite for a private client.

© Lynne Hunt London, 2011