Situated in the heart of Mayfair, 73 Little St James Street is a luxury apartment building that features a portered entrance. Located in close proximity to St James Palace and Buckingham Palace, the building also houses ground-floor retail units, including Wheelers, the oldest fish restaurant in the world. Recent works on the building involved re-roofing, as well as external repair and decoration.
Throughout the project, the residential apartments remained occupied, and the ground-floor retail units continued to trade as usual. Maintaining accessibility and cleanliness was a key priority, and these factors were carefully managed until the project's completion.
Initially, West 1 was tasked with a comprehensive external renovation of the two-story mansard and stone elevations.
The project involved removing the existing roof coverings and laying a new TLX Gold insulation to meet current building regulations. The team then conducted a complete re-tiling operation using new Westmoreland slates and lead work detailing. Careful restoration and sympathetic redecoration of existing timber windows and architectural metalwork were also carried out to preserve the building's historic character. Additionally, the stone and brick elevations were thoroughly cleaned and restored using TORC. Subsequently,
West 1 was instructed to refurbish all communal areas of the property, including the main stairwell, reception, shared landings, and corridors serving the apartments. The team carried out these works in phases, minimizing disturbance to the owners and tenants who occupied the flats. Throughout the project, the skirting was replaced, and a full redecoration package was undertaken on all previously painted finishes to give the building a fresh, updated look.
- Luxury high end finish
- Remained occupied throughout
- Works carried out in a phased sequence
- Renovation to landlord/communal areas
- Extensive roof refurbishment
- Detailed TORC clean
- External restoration and redecorating
- Stone façade rejuvenation