Positioned opposite the gregarious Harrods department store, in the heart of Knightsbridge, sits a more unassuming, yet refined, character. Our No.12 Hans Road office renovation project nears completion within one of London’s most iconic neighbourhoods.
The former townhouse is an exquisite example from the Arts & Crafts movement, with curved bay windows, square panes, a segmental pediment and elegant lintel keystones defining its street front façade. Designed by AH Mackmurdo in the 19th century, the building is now grade II listed, with characteristic red brick interlacing with its mid-Victorian neighbours. No.12 sits next to the CFA Voysey terraces that Jonathan Tuckey Design also renovated.
The interior design approach emphasised recapturing the individualism from the Arts & Crafts movement and translating this into spacious offices. Kitchenettes, bathrooms, meeting rooms, reception areas and workspace have all been informed by architectural heritage. The refurbishment pays homage to the building’s eccentricities, with a bold colour scheme on each floor, commissioned artwork, whimsical wallpaper, restored timber panelling and hints of contemporary detailing in the fixtures and fittings.