45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, Dorchester Collection, Architect, Project
Park Lane Development for Dorchester Collections
Mayfair Building, London, England – design by Paul Davis + Partners
15 Sep 2008
45 Park Lane
Former Playboy Club and Casino becomes latest addition to Dorchester Collection portfolio
Design: Paul Davis + Partners
Paul Davis + Partners, in collaboration with The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd., has achieved planning permission from Westminster City Council for the conversion, refurbishment and re-facing of 45 Park Lane for client Dorchester Collections.
Paul Davis + Partners are acting as Executive Architects on behalf of The Office of Thierry W. Despont who are based in New York. The proposed development will form a new international quality hotel with 50 luxury suites, which will be associated with the adjoining Dorchester Hotel.
45 Park Lane is located on the north east side of Park Lane. Constant redevelopment along Park Lane has left an eclectic mixture of building forms and styles throughout the road’s length. The proposed modifications to the building will dramatically change and lighten the existing structure whilst greatly improving thermal performance by means of a new external fin system designed to create solar shading. The characteristic original shape and scale of the building is, however, maintained.
Once one of the most famous landmarks in Park Lane, the building has now been empty for many years. Built in the 1960’s the building comprises 5,859 sq m over 10 levels including penthouse and basement. It was initially developed as office space before being converted into the London Playboy Club and later into residences in the 1980’s.
Paul Davis + Partners and The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd. continue their collaborative portfolio, which also includes a residence in Kensington Palace Gardens, 3-10 Grosvenor Crescent, and 20 Grosvenor square.
45 Park Lane – Professional Team
Client: Dorchester Collections
Architect: Paul Davis + Partners & The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd.
Structural Engineer: WSP
M&E: Wallace Whittle
Paul Davis + Partners
Paul Davis + Partners is a 70-strong London-based practice with a national and international portfolio. The practice is well known for its skilful integration of new buildings within historic urban environments, and for its expertise in high-end residential, commercial, cultural and mixed-use projects.
The firm’s long experience of designing award winning buildings and creating masterplans for many of London’s historically important neighbourhoods has attracted clients seeking to create appropriate and sustainable new developments in historic cities around the world.
Paul Davis + Partners is currently working on substantial projects in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Macau.
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45 Park Lane London for Dorchester Collections information from Stratton & Reekie 150908
Information on the completed 45 Park Lane building:
45 Park Lane Hotel
The Office of Thierry W. Despont / Paul Davis + Partners
photo : Adam Parker
45 Park Lane Hotel – 20 Jun 2012
The Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane hotel in Mayfair has opened following the conversion and extension of the former Playboy Club, designed by New York practice The Office of Thierry W. Despont, working with London architects Paul Davis + Partners.
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