50 New Bond Street

Eric Parry Architects, London, 2009


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Eric Parry's new facade 

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  • Eric Parry    
  • A new cantilevered elevation of black steel and glass blocks redefines Maddox Street    
  • New facade redefines Maddox Street    
  • Cantilevered glass blocks    
  • The New Bond Street facade with decorative faience fins    
  • Detail of facade with canitlevered glass blocks    
  • The New Bond Street facade with decorative faience fins    
  • The New Bond Street facade with decorative faience fins    
  • Detail of glazing    
  • Larch fins surrounding stairway    
  • Detail of Larch Fins    
  • Larch fins    
  • View of neighboring buildings    
  • Cantilevered glass blocks    
  • Cantilevered glass blocks    
  • Floorplates yield three times more office space across the development     
  • Interior space    
  • View of surrounding buildings    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Typical second floor plan    
  • Long section    
  • Cross section    
  • New Bond Street elevation    
  • Maddox Street elevation    
  • St. George Street elevation    

The creation of two high quality office buildings for Scottish Widows within a restricted urban site, surrounded by listed buildings

Eric Parry’s project replaces the Rosenauer scheme on New Bond Street, with a much deeper office building. The practice has also refurbished the Georgian houses on Maddox Street, creating bijou apartments.

50 New Bond Street has a new façade with a combination of curved bay windows and sculptural faience ribs. 14 St George Street has an additional storey above the existing retained façade and a new façade to Maddox Street, with a combination of glass block and clear glass.

Both new office buildings are mixed-mode and have opening windows. They provide views of the neighbouring buildings through larch fins that shield escape stairs and walkways. The west-facing New Bond Street green facade looks solid when viewed askance but is almost all glass.

In order to make the scheme work financially, Eric Parry had to persuade Westminster Council of the necessity of adding a storey along St George Street. Overall, there is three times as much office accommodation as before the renovation.


  • Begun: Jan 2008
  • Completed: Oct 2009
  • Floor area: 11,284m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £30M
  • Procurement: JCT Design and Build (with amendments)
  • CO2 Emissions: 22.58kg/m2/year
  • Address: 50 New Bond Street, Westminster, London, W1S 1DJ, United Kingdom

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