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24-36, Lower Regent Street Sw1

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5095 / 51°30'34"N

Longitude: -0.1342 / 0°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 529576

OS Northings: 180604

OS Grid: TQ295806

Mapcode National: GBR GF.11

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.MBD4

Entry Name: 24-36, Lower Regent Street Sw1

Listing Date: 22 November 1973

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414802

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER LOWER REGENT STREET, SW1
71/84 (east side)

22.11.73 Nos 24 to 36 (even)
(formerly listed under Regent
Street)

GV II

Offices and shops. c.1910-20 by (Sir) Reginald Blomfield and part of his
grand rebuilding of Regent Street Quadrant and the reorganisation of
Piccadilly Circus. Portland stone on steel frame, slate roof. Beaux Arts
inspired classicism in the grand manner, similar to former Swan and Edgar
block and the County Fire Office and balancing the near identical Nos. 27
to 37 (odd) opposite, qv, defining the southern enclosure framing the
debouchment of Lower Regent Street into the Circus. 6 storeys including
mezzanine of podium ground floor and attic storey with dormered mansard. 8
windows wide (1:6:1) plus emphasised end pavilions, returned to north with
2 window wing projecting to Circus; 4-window return to Jermyn Street. Mid
to later C.20 entrances and shop windows between rusticated pilasters
rising through rusticated ground floor, mezzanine and low 2nd floor to
modified cornice; the ground floor and mezzanine in the pavilions contained
in large semicircular arches with helmeted heads mounted on keys flanked
by swags. Recessed sash windows in plain surrounds but the principal
windows of pavilions rise through 3rd and 4th floors with segmental arched
architraves and open pediments on consoles and have ornate cast iron
balconettes. The pavilions are given emphasis by channelled quoin
pilasters and heavy attics with open segmental pediments. Bracketed main
cornice with balustraded parapet over main range. Mansard has lead-dressed
oval dormers flanked by scrolls and lead capped ridges. A staircase within
designed by Blomfield gives access to upper floors of the Criterion, see
Nos. 218 to 223 consec. Piccadilly (South Side).


Listing NGR: TQ2957680604

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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