Latest DMA win creates hotel based mixed use scheme in London conservation area

In their latest planning win, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA) has achieved the third and final major phase in the refurbishment and expansion of the Mandeville Hotel in Marylebone, London. The latest design includes two serviced apartments, retail and office units as well as a new hotel bar and restaurant, improvements to the back-of-house spaces and a dedicated service lift.

Says Herbert Lui, Partner at DMA: “DMA have worked with the Mandeville Hotel over the last few years, gaining planning consent for all three phases with designs that support their ambition to provide a five star guest experience. This last phase will transform the Mandeville Hotel complex into a truly mixed use development in the heart of the Marylebone Village within the Harley Street Conservation Area.”

The last phase was achieved after the Mandeville Hotel bought an adjacent listed building, 2 Hinde Mews, and linked the building to the main hotel, allowing tenants to enjoy the services of the hotel. The consolidation of the plot also offered the opportunity to maximise the potential of the property in terms of number of rooms and increased room sizes, as well as adding further facilities like conference spaces, new food and beverage outlets, and retail units. The latest plans will continue the project’s success in creating active and welcoming street frontages and will specifically improve the Hinde Mews public realm, responding to the recent upgrading of Marylebone Lane.

Concludes Herbert: “The remodelling of the hotel through three separate design and planning phases has required skilful space planning and remodelling of the existing buildings. The entire hotel complex consists of buildings of different ages and character, so stitching them together in a seamless flow has been a challenging but rewarding journey. The second phase consent to increase the height of the taller annexe building facing Marylebone Lane was testament that, against all odds, additional height in sensitive locations can be achieved through high quality design.”

Phase three planning was granted in September 2019 and work is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020.