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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1265754



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Mar-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 424084

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TQ 2980 NW 70/76

CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY W1 PICCADILLY (north side) nos. 21-31 and 31A (consecutive) Piccadilly Hotel (including nos. 1-5 Air Street and nos. 65-81 Piccadilly Hotel Regent Street) (Formerly listed as No. 21, The Piccadilly Hotel with nos. 28-31 consec. and 31A (including nos. 1-5 Air Street and 49 to 63 and 83 to 113 odd, Regent Street)


GV II* Hotel with ground-floor shops. 1905-08. R. Norman Shaw, architect for elevations; William Woodward and Walter Emden, architects for hotel interiors. Stone, slate roof Grand and bold (if incomplete) neo-Baroque design in Shaw's late manner. Fronts to Piccadilly and Regent Street Quadrant, flank to Piccadilly Place and Air Street. Eleven bays wide to Piccadilly. Heavily rusticated ground floor with large semicircular arcade as podium to rusticated first floor carrying giant two-storey open loggia terrace screened by Roman Ionic columns and finished off by entablature with dentilled and bracketed cornice. The main block set back behind terrace, with side wings projecting towards street. The left-hand eight storey pavilion wing is surmounted by heavy, shaped and obelisk-finialed gable with aedicule and was supposed to be balanced by a similar pavilion to right, but the symmetry was pre-empted by the retention of Nos. 19 and 20. The Regent Street Quadrant elevation is nine bays wide following curve; the arcaded podium with alternating rock-faced bands of rustication supporting a giant order of coupled Roman Ionic columns in antis with partly blocked shafts and screening three storeys high between rusticated pavilion bays, with elaborately enriched, carved garland surrounds to large third floor oculi; deep entablature and pedimented dormers to attics; lofty, banded stone chimney stacks. The Quadrant elevation was part of a general scheme for rebuilding the Regent Street Quadrant, later extended in amended form by Sir Reginald Blomfield and others. Sources: Andrew Saint,R. Norman Shaw, 1976.

Listing NGR: TQ2941480598

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saint, A, Richard Norman Shaw, (1976)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29414 80598


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