Almacantar specialises in large-scale, complex investments in Central London, with the potential to create long-term value through development, repositioning or active management. Almacantar launched in 2010 and owns over 1.5 million sq. ft. of prime assets in the heart of London.www.almacantar.com
“Lyon’s Place is something special for Almacantar. Working with Sir Terry Farrell we’ve created a series of family homes that reflect the village nature of ancient London; yet only moments from Marylebone and Paddington Station”
Farrells are internationally recognised architects and urban designers. For over half a century Farrells have designed award-winning buildings and masterplans throughout the world. They are experts in integrated mixed-use urban complexes, and at the leading edge of thinking about city making with responsive, imaginative and skilled in design. Farrells have an unrivalled track record in securing planning consents and influencing public policy. They currently have a multitude of high-profile projects in London including Chelsea Waterfront, Royal Albert Dock, Earls Court masterplan, Convoys Wharf and Ruby Triangle.www.farrells.com
"Edgware Road is an historic entry into London dating back to Roman times (Watling Street). Terraced residential above a variety of commercial/retail uses at ground floor is the enduring pattern along this busy road. In this same spirit Lyons Place is an exercise in contextual architecture from taller varied brick faced terraced flats on the front buildings to a mews type white stuccoed / rendered lower terraced houses at the rear. The latter is also a quieter less trafficked street and it is there the entrances to the Edgware Road frontage has been located, hence the Lyons place address for all the residential parts of the project.
The ground and corner buildings on the ground floor facing the busy street frontage have incorporated an iconic design feature which is a sweeping canopy above three giant Oldenburg style petrol pumps which signal the motoring tradition along this historic entry into London."