Paramount House

Panoramic views of London from Paramount House

Client:      Amazon Property

For many years 162-170 Wardour Street was the London HQ of Paramount Studios, located in the heart of the capital’s music, film and advertising industry. However, in 2011 this seven-storey building within Soho’s Conservation area was acquired by award winning residential developer, Amazon property. Their intention was to convert the mixed use office/retail space into residential apartments, making this one the city’s most sought after office-to residential conversions. The internal reconfiguration and refurbishment has created 15 high specification apartments, including a luxury penthouse with panoramic views of the London skyline. Many of the original attractive features of this 1930s designer building have been retained, including the metal casement frames with the lead light glazing and timber sash windows. However, as with any city centre location offering a 24:7 society, noise has to be effectively contained if a peaceful environment is to be achieved. Over 200 horizontal and vertically sliding windows were produced and toughened safety glass was used throughout.