Banque Paribas

The Whinney Mackay-Lewis Partnership, London, 1997


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Cylindrical doorway and canopy 

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  • Cylindrical doorway and canopy    
  • Main entrance on Harewood Avenue    
  • Exterior at night    
  • Ground floor atrium space and entrance    
  • Offices on the upper floor overlook a landscaped third floor central atrium. covered by a glass dome    
  • Full height voids around lift-shafts aid orientation    
  • 35m x 8m trading floors allow planning flexibility    
  • Public areas and servery    
  • Staff restaurant and servery    
  • Glazed dome    
  • Landscaping on the third floor atrium    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Sixth floor plan    
  • Section    
  • Key plan of dome and details of cradle carriage unit    
  • Part plan, part section of glazed dome and glazing details    

London bank headquarters with dealing floors and restaurant

The headquarters replaces previous 1960s office blocks on the site, which is to the north of Marylebone Station. The office building is to the south of the site, and a new residential block, part of the same development, to the north.

The office building comprises an 80m x 80m block of five floors rising to a main parapet level of 23.5m, with two further, annular floors set back behind a roof terrace and the whole surmounted by a 26m-diameter dome.

A projecting three-storey bay window structure, glazed from floor to ceiling, surmounts the two-storey, ground- and first-floor base. The 3m module on Harewood Avenue is carried around the other elevations with a similar 6m bay. These projecting bays are carried up into a deep cornice at parapet level, producing a modelled, almost crenellated, skyline.

The reconstituted stone cladding, using a range of naturally red and buff-coloured limestone aggregates and the French 'Rochebelle Rose' flamed limestone from the Macon area, gives the facade a unifying colour which relates to the adjoining Marylebone Station and Landmark Hotel.


  • Completed: Oct 1997
  • Floor area: 47,500m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £91M
  • Procurement: jct standard
  • Address: 10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA, United Kingdom

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