STATUS PLANNING GRANTED – PROJECT ON HOLD
CLIENT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
A+T (Joint Venture – Mamou-Mani ltd & Toby Burgess Design ltd.)
Toby Burgess, Arthur Mamou-Mani, Bilal Mian, Ping-Hsiang Chen, Maialen Calleja, Aditya Bhosle
Pryce & Myers
The University of Westminster has a proud history of research that has impact; academic research that draws from and drives the professions it serves. The recent acquisition of 29 Marylebone Road offers the opportunity to showcase the university’s innovative research, enterprise and its rich connections to allied professions and industries.
It will provide a cutting edge space and high quality environment to promote this distinctive tradition, to welcome professional partners, alumni and students into an environment characterised by internationally leading researchers and innovative enterprise projects:
The first and most compelling exhibit will be the building itself, intended to be an exemplar of the university’s values. It will be a destination for cutting edge executive training and other activities which extend from Westminster’s Academic Excellence – David Dernie: Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (FABE)
The project comprises the following three key elements.
- The opening up of the ground floor level to create a ‘shop front’ for the outward looking activities of the building and the refurbishment of the building’s interiors to create a ‘university based’ business centre and incubator unit, which forms a ‘stepping stone’ for students between the education and business worlds.
- The upgrading of the façade treatment to the existing extension of the building on Luxborough Street, and the addition of an external façade treatment to Marylebone Road and Luxborough Street to give the building a new identity representative of its new business initiative.
- The connection to the existing university building at 35 Marylebone Road by means of a high level pedestrian bridge link over Luxborough Street.