Tin Pan Alley
Soho, London, United Kingdom
2014 – 2022
Alan Baxter Associates
Gardner and Theobald
The restoration, refurbishment and extension of seven buildings along Denmark Street, formally Tin Pan Alley, a Soho street at the historic centre of the UK music industry with a strong heritage of musical icons linked to the street; the Rolling Stones having recorded their first album at 4 Denmark Street and the Beatles signing their first record at Dick James Music
ICA’s involvement in the delivery of the St Giles masterplan is primarily located on the south side of Denmark Street, with a number of listed buildings on the North Side bookending the street. Sat within a constrained site and surrounded by listed buildings on all sides, the scheme looks to refurbish the existing listed townhouses and warehouse buildings whilst forming a double storey basement events space, plus a number of restaurant spaces and pavilions.
The four Grade II and Grade II* listed houses and three warehouses accommodates a mixture of private residential, affordable housing and retail within a series of small interventions. The 17th century facades, ailing structure and original internal details are to be sensitively restored to their former grandeur.