The Piccadilly Estate

In December 2017, plans were approved to turn a part of RB’s Piccadilly estate into one of London’s grandest hotels.   The scheme includes the conversion of three historic buildings: the Grade I listed 94 Piccadilly, formerly home of the In & Out Club, 90-93 Piccadilly (Green Park Chambers) and 95 Piccadilly (the former American Club). It also involves the adjacent non-listed buildings at 42 Half Moon Street and 10 – 12 White Horse Street.  This five-star Mayfair hotel development with stunning views over Green Park will feature 102 keys, a 2,360 sq ft grand ballroom, restaurant, bars, a spa, pool and gym, and seven residential apartments which will benefit from all the hotel amenities.

In June 2016, planning consent was received to completely reconfigure 100 Piccadilly, converting the existing office space to residential whilst significantly expanding the Grade II listed building. 28 luxurious new apartments will be created including a duplex penthouse within the innovative roof design. A significant number of these benefit from new balconies and terraces that have been cleverly incorporated into the design. The 9 storey structure will boast commanding views over Green Park and Shepherd Market. A new double height café/bar on Piccadilly will enliven the street frontage. Residents will benefit from concierge service, swimming pool and exercise facilities together with generous parking provision. The very contemporary new roof has been designed using the principles of fractal geometry whilst being inspired by the herringbone pattern used traditionally on church spires.

In April 2013, 94 Piccadilly received permission for its restoration into a grand home, over 5,000m², which would house the original 18th Century grand staircase, a 19th Century ballroom, and a vast wine cellar. Two further related planning applications were also approved; for 95 Piccadilly to be converted back to its original use as a stately home, and Grade II Listed 90-93 Piccadilly to be combined with 42 Half Moon Street to provide a mixed used scheme.

The properties were acquired by the Reuben Brothers in 2011, having sat empty and on the Heritage and Risk register since 1999.

Shepherds Market Project

In August 2017, Westminster City Council approved the redevelopment of the NCP car park on Carrington Street together with associated buildings at Brick Street and Yarmouth Place. This major new development will contain 30 homes, 31,000 sq ft of offices, a gym with 20 m swimming pool, an art gallery, restaurant and shops. The 208,000 sq ft scheme will result in a new pedestrian link through the site connecting Shepherd Market with Piccadilly. The project which is 8 storeys tall with a further 3 basement levels will deliver significant public realm and regeneration benefits.  An automatic car parking system accommodates 60 vehicles. RB acquired the Carrington Street car park in 2015 and the Brick Street/Yarmouth Place properties in 2012.

139 Piccadilly

Westminster council granted permission in February 2015 to extend and convert this Grade II listed building, within the Mayfair Conservation Area, into a 1,655m 2 single home. The building was previously home to the poet Lord Byron, British journalist and Conservative politician Lord Glensk, and the Duke of Queensbury. The property was originally built in the mid-18th century, and subsequent to its use as office space since the 20th century, is be transformed back to its original status as a grand residence. The approved plans are for an eight-bedroom mansion over seven floors with a swimming pool, sauna, gym, roof terrace and staff quarters.