The W1

Residential redevelopment scheme at the former BBC London building at 35 Marylebone High Street

The W1 by Darling Associates

The W1 London is a residential development in Marylebone, London W1. The development comprises 3 penthouses, 15 apartments and 5 townhouses in the rear mews. The project replaces a 1960s office building and will retain and restore a 1930s facade.

The collaboration between Darling Associates and Dixon Jones was formed in 2012 for this project. Dixon Jones were instructed to prepare a planning application for the former BBC site at 35 Marylebone High Street and Darling Associates were responsible for the interior spatial planning and finishes. This included a façade retention to Marylebone High Street to create three stunning penthouses, fifteen exceptionally appointed apartments and five contemporary townhouses of impeccable specification.

In 2014, after planning consent was granted, the site was sold to The Royalton Group and after some rigorous interviews, Royalton decided to stick with the original design team to carry out some amendments to the scheme to suit the new client’s needs.

The residential apartments offer contemporary living with an abundance of light and space throughout the development.

The townhouses feature a beautiful, bespoke oak front door that opens into an impressive double-height entrance lobby. As you enter the main living space, you are bathed in light from the central atrium, which features a retractable glass roof. Three levels with living rooms and bedrooms face into this central space and a ‘sky bridge’, located on the top floor, links the two separate sides of the townhouse.



Client   W-One International
Architect   Darling Associates/Dixon Jones
Contractor   Walter Lilly
Date   2012-
Sector   Residential
Size   94,000 sqft.

DA Team
Kate Moore
Thomas Bartram
Silvia Lopes
Bunmi Shekoni

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