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Marconi House - view from Strand. The building is in the corner of Aldwych and Strand.

Marconi House - view from Strand. The building is in the corner of Aldwych and Strand.

June 15, 2011. Click on the image to see larger photo.
Marconi House. Aldwych side.

Marconi House. Aldwych side.

June 15, 2011
Marconi House

Marconi House

June 15, 2011
Marconi House. View from the corner of Aldwych and Strand.

Marconi House. View from the corner of Aldwych and Strand.

June 15, 2011
Marconi House

Marconi House

April 14, 2012
Marconi House

Marconi House

April 14, 2012
Marconi House

Marconi House

April 14, 2012
Marconi House. View from Strand

Marconi House. View from Strand

April 14, 2012
Advertisement for Marconi House in the Homes & Property section of Evening Standard newspaper, London 28.11.2012

Advertisement for Marconi House in the Homes & Property section of Evening Standard newspaper, London 28.11.2012

28 November 2012
Marconi House in June 2013.

Marconi House in June 2013.

8. June 2013
Marconi House on Strand in 2014.

Marconi House on Strand in 2014.

25. October 2014

Marconi House

Address:
336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
Type:
Mixed use
Completion:
2012
Flats:
92
Viewed:
9649

Description of Marconi House

Marconi House is a mixed-use building within the Strand Conservation area in London providing 86 magnificent luxury apartments and penthouses created within an imposing Grade II Listed facade.

A 5 Star, 168 bedroom hotel operated by Meliá will allow residents access to all facilities provided at an extra cost.

HISTORY

The original Gaiety Theatre was built in 1868 on the site of the former Strand Music Hall in Wellington Street with an additional entrance from the Strand. The new theatre was built between 1902-3 to the design of Ernst Runtz and George McLean Ford, specialists in theatre design, with assistance from Norman Shaw RA. It was the first building to be erected as part of the Aldwych development of 1900 and in many ways it was by far the most accomplished.

The Gaiety Restaurant, opened in 1904, occupied premises in the same block as the Theatre but fronting onto the Strand. Hotel or serviced apartments accommodation was also included on the upper floors of the building, attached to either the Restaurant or Short's Inn. The hotel use associated with Short's Inn continued until the 1950's when a Strand Hotel was listed at 333 Strand as well as Short's Public House.

In 1912 the Marconi Company acquired a new 99 year lease from the London County Council for the Gaiety Hotel and Restaurant building and converted it to headquarters for the Marconi Company and it became an important world famous location for the emerging technology of broadcasting.

In 1946, Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company was taken over by English Electric and in 1955 they acquired the rest of the site including the part owned by Short's so that, for the first time, ownership of the whole site rested with a single party and enabled redevelopment to be carried out.

English Electric HouseIn 1955 English Electric held an architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site as offices including the demolition of the redundant Gaiety Theatre, which remained unused. The winning design was the one prepared by Mr Gordon Tait. The new building, opened in 1959-60 as English Electric House at a cost of £250,000.1970-1972 Citibank HouseIn 1970-72, Citibank acquired the lease of the building and carried out major refurbishment work in Marconi House including the introduction of steel structures at high level, infilling of the former restaurant gallery and support onto columns to the basement. The main corner entrance of the former English Electric building was altered and the tow allegorical bronze statues by Sir Charles Wheeler flanking the entrance were removed.

Planning permission and listed building consent was granted on 15 April 2005 for the demolition and redevelopment of the existing office buildings, behind the retained façade of the former Marconi House.

Source: marconihouseapartments.com

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News & Comments: (5)

Buildington
2012/11/29 23:18

Galliard will open the doors of Marconi House to the public for the first time on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of December 2012 from 11am-4pm. For invitation and more information see: www.galliardhomes.com.

Buildington
2012/04/14 23:30

New photos!

Buildington
2011/11/07 21:35

Prices of residential units: minimum £1,489 per sq ft, maximum £2,285 per sq ft. Source: CBRE

Buildington
2011/07/02 11:02

Press release from Frogmore - Fire at Marconi House
23.06.2011

The Galliard Homes / Frogmore Joint Venture Company that is building the residential development at Marconi House on the Strand, have today issued notice of an intended claim against Sol Melia. The Spanish Hotel Company is developing the new ME London Hotel within the same building, and constructing the roof over the apartments. On Tuesday 14th June, contractors working for Sol Melia in the roof area, caused a fire which has resulted in extensive damage to the roof and apartments under construction on the floors below. The works for Sol Melia are being Project Managed by Gleeds.

Source: frogmore.co.uk

Buildington
2011/06/15 20:46

New photos of the Marconi House taken this morning.

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