Fitzrovia Apartments, Phase 2 73
This project completes the redevelopment
Located near Regent's Park in one of London’s
building in situ involved careful preservation
of the former Royal National Orthopaedic
most sensitive urban environments, the
of the historic structure’s Roman Classical
Hospital site in central London into a mixed-
residential building is arranged around two
architectural character while creating a
use, high-density urban development.
landscaped courtyards. It incorporates
ﬂexible interior ofﬁce design.
sustainable features such as ground-source The project celebrates the rich variety
heat pumps, biofuel boilers, and green walls
Large murals that dominate the double-height
of city living by integrating a healthcare
and roofs. Primary facades are composed
space inspired the muted design palette.
facility, market-rate and affordable housing,
of Spanish limestone that integrates public
Textured upholstery, timber detailing and
contemporary ofﬁces, a historic building,
art in the form of colored glass ﬁns depicting
bespoke furniture ensure that the space
parking and landscaped gardens on a compact
abstract images of MRI scans.
fulﬁlls tenant needs and complements the
design aesthetic of the original building. Vertical bay windows fabricated from
Phase 2 of the development includes the
anodized aluminum and glass accent the
A glazed reception area with double-height
completion of the 100-unit residential building
building design. To reﬂect the sun and
ceilings opens onto a courtyard with stunning
(market-rate and affordable apartments), as
maximize light, the elevations overlooking the
landscaped gardens, providing a place to
well as 3,230 square feet of ofﬁce space
courtyard are clad in light zinc tiles.
escape the busy London streets.
within an existing Grade II-listed historic hall.
◄ street view of phases 1 + 2
These additions complement the project’s ﬁrst
At the center of the site, the hospital’s former
phase, which was also designed by HOK and
waiting hall is connected to the building’s main
included an outpatient orthopaedic clinic and
entrance on Bolsover Street. The technical
45 apartment units in the residential building.
requirements of retaining this 1927-listed
2015 design annual
129,200 sq. ft. / 12,000 sq. m.
Published on Oct 1, 2015
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