Royal Automobile Club
The Royal Automobile Club building is a prestigious Grade II* listed building sitting in the heart of St James, an area of London which is also referred to as Club Land. Originally constructed between 1909 and 1911, the building is a fine example of the architects Mewes and Davis’ work.
EPR was charged with the design of a new floor for an additional 22 bedrooms on the existing roof level. Due to the sensitive nature of the site, we worked closely with Westminster City Council and English Heritage to produce a design which responded to and embraced the existing whilst allowing for the continuation of modernisation to meet the current and future needs of this prestigious club. After the success of the fifth-floor project EPR was commissioned to design a solution to connect the clubhouse to their adjacent building, 83/85 Pall Mall, thus creating member access for a new suite of office spaces.
EPR found the solution by introducing a bridge link in the western lightwell which accommodated the level change between the two buildings and gave the members an important transition space between the traditional architecture of the clubhouse and modern approach to the new office area.
Client: Royal Automobile Club | Services: Architecture | Size: 22 guest rooms