Plans have been lodged by Buckthorn Ltd for an eight storey residential led scheme in Earls Court to provide 38 flats and 697sqm office space. The site, which will be known as Cluny Mews, sits between the West Cromwell Road and Philbeach Gardens, is immediately behind the Qatar Airways building.
The scheme has been drawn up by figure/ground architects, will replace the existing 2 storey office building which is owned by Clear Channel, who also operate the billboards that currently block the view of the site from the West Cromwell Road. The new building will not only provide 38 apartments, but also more office space than the current building supports.
Given the traffic noise from the Great West Road, and the presence of the billboards which will be maintained, the plans are for an access corridor to front this elevation clad in ghosted glass blocks, with only secondary windows fronting this elevation. Thus all flats will be dual aspect, but with only secondary rooms such as bathrooms fronting the West Cromwell Road side of the building.