Soho House Dean Street

To create a new members club venue for Soho House we restored and refurbished this Grade II Listed, Georgian townhouse after it had been gutted by fire and left derelict. Having first secured the site (there were no floors and only the front and rear facades remaining), we began by reintroducing a large rear courtyard to centre the spaces on and create a unique space in the heart of Soho.

Original details from 1732 were meticulously reinstated, including a majestic maritime mural in the entrance hall and fine wall panelling throughout. In addition, we added a new mews building, housing kitchens and bars, and a state-of-the-art screening room in a newly excavated basement beneath.

Across the five storeys the townhouse now provides living, drawing and library rooms centred around the courtyard. The mews building, which fronts onto the neighbouring street simultaneously complements the period setting of the Listed building and also showcases its own contemporary origin.

Photography by Richard Chivers