26 Albemarle Street will house a handful of the most sought-after apartments in London. The proposal includes the full retention of the street façade with only minor alterations. The works to the rear façade are more substantial and take into account contemporary requirements such as the provision of outdoor spaces and the enlargement of window areas. The interior design concept was also fully developed by Eric Parry Architects. Each apartment boasts a simple and sophisticated layout that provides a balance between entertaining space and the intimacy of domestic life. The roof will be extended to a mansard roof to create a duplex penthouse with large atelier windows looking on to the street and landscaped terraces to the interior.
The library for Bedford School was designed as a sequence of spaces that progress from the informal lobby where visitors can read newspapers and journals through to the quieter study areas facing the garden. From a single-front elevation the building splits into two wings; to the south is the quiet study area with a seminar room above; to the north is the two-storey library with a mezzanine that can be accessed by stair or lift. The library was completed in 2003.
We were appointed to create a new spa and a rooftop extension in 2005. The spa is situated within a double-storied rooftop pavilion on the existing building, an area previously occupied by a plant room. The 1,893 sqm space houses a gym, early arrivals facility and a new plant room in addition to the treatment rooms, pool and other areas associated with the spa. Acclaimed sculptor Stephen Cox has produced fifteen pieces for the spa in Egyptian limestone and Indian granite.
Babcock & Brown occupied three floors of 5 Aldermanbury Square, levels 13, 14, 15. Eric Parry Architects designed the interior fit-out. The three floors were connected by a helical staircase of stainless steel. The fifteenth floor reception space was generous with magnificent views across the city and to Tate Modern. This floor also accommodated the client meeting rooms, and catering. Open plan workspaces were located over the remaining floors with break out areas and other auxiliary rooms.
Eric Parry Architects is an established and award-winning practice with a portfolio of notable work. The practice has gathered together talented individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and a wide range of experience – as a result EPA operates easily within any frame of reference, whether the Far East or continental Europe.
The practice is responsible for several highly prestigious commercial projects in the City and West End including 5 Aldermanbury Square, 60 Threadneedle Street, 23 Savile Row and 50 New Bond Street. We are also responsible for cultural projects involving sensitive historic buildings including a significant new wing for the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath, and have completed the restoration and renewal project for the historic St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square.
In addition to architectural and urban design, we have an excellent portfolio of interior design projects, including residential interiors and office fit outs. We continue to be involved in other types of design, including bespoke furniture, ironmongery, carpets and textiles. We have also worked on successful landscape projects varied in scale and complexity.