The transformation of Television Centre was led by Paul Monaghan, the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). To realise the potential of this rare opportunity, he invited four contemporary British architects to join him in designing a collection of premium apartments and penthouses: the Architects’ Series.
Each apartment reflects the design philosophy of these architects.
Discover their process below.
These contemporary apartments place a solid sculptural kitchen at the centre of the home – perfect for entertaining indoors or out on the terrace. The confident material palette is accentuated by the ample natural light throughout the space.
Phil Coffey’s apartments are playful in their treatment of natural light. Concentric circles that emanate from the Helios statue at the centre of the development are brought to life by brass rings set into the flooring, which follow the arc of the building and the plan of the apartment.
An aesthetic inspired by Haptic’s Scandinavian roots permeates these apartments. Textured timber, polished concrete and cool steel inform the understated palette. The layout is rational, yet clever: all functional elements are concentrated within a concrete utility cube at the centre of the plan, around which the living spaces are organised.
Through their inventive use of luxurious materials, Piercy&Company create a sense of cohesion in every space they design. The fluted marble and walnut timber detailing, and the floating staircase with similarly curved treads, echo the shape of the building and are the embodiment of understated British craftsmanship.
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Television Centre has been designed for modern living, with the convenience of 24-hour concierge services and on-site gym and spa, as well as the pleasure of well-tended gardens and residents’ lounge.
Every resident becomes a member of the on-site gym managed by Soho House, which includes 17-metre lap pool, sauna and hammam.
The residents’ main lobby has welcomed many familiar faces throughout Television Centre’s illustrious history, from heads of state to film stars and music legends. This famous space has been restored to its former glory and is the home of a 24-hour concierge service.
A residents’ screening room shows the latest films and sporting events, and is also available to hire for private screenings.
The residents’ lounge is a relaxing environment to enjoy a drink and meet friends or neighbours. With generous amounts of seating both inside and outside – in the private gardens – there’s quiet areas for meetings, sociable areas for visitors, and separate rooms for private dinners or functions.
The sweeping curve of private gardens between The Helios and The Crescent have been designed by landscape architects Gillespies with a distinctly English garden feel, stocked with native species from local nurseries and raised areas for shade and privacy.
Two levels of underground parking for cars, motorbikes and cycles are located below the Helios and Crescent, with direct access to apartments on all floors and residents' amenities. Access is via ANPR and charging is available for electric vehicles. Car parking is limited and available by separate negotiation.
A growing cluster of eateries has moved in at Television Centre. From independent local cafés to Soho House’s roster of buzzy restaurants, there’s something for every taste, at every time of day.