Robert Adam House, 2 - 3 Robert Street

The proposals restore this Grade II* Listed building dating from 1768- 1774 back to its original residential use through sensitive adaptation, extension and restoration. The building is historically significant. It formed part of Robert Adam’s Adelphi development, indeed Robert Adam was resident in No.3 during the construction works.

Date
2014 - Present

Client
PPR Estates

Location
Westminster, London

Gross Floor Area
2 896 m2

Status
Planning Consent

By the end of the 19th century the building had been converted to a hotel and apartments. Residents included JM Barry who wrote Peter Pan on the fourth floor in an interior designed for him by Edwin Lutyens. After the war the building was converted to office and many of the original Adam features were lost.

The proposals restore the original residential organisation of the Adam Terrace with a townhouse to the south and apartments to the north. The original building was one of London’s very first bespoke apartment buildings arranged as suites of private rooms for bachelors.

The Adelphi Terrace was constructed above a grand arched vaulted plinth which extended the ground level of the Strand towards the river Embankment. The proposals reconnect these vaulted spaces into the accommodation above through the creation of a pool and spa at lower ground floor level.