24 Savile Row

Design intent and how the detail works

Lightness of structure and detail was paramount in our design intent for the projecting bay windows on Savile Row, which are double height on 1st and 2nd floors. Structurally the window consists of a cantilevered hollow section steel box frame at floor and head level fixed back to the primary structure. Movement and installation tolerances were designed to lower limits to achieve a crisp detail. The double glazed units extend full length and uses the reflection of the glass and a ceramic frit to conceal the build up behind. The structurally bonded glazing units which form the bay perimeter with glass corner joints are capped with a 5mm polished solid stainless steel sheet to the roof and soffit. The floor level continues into the bay providing extended views along Savile Row and allows the user to glimpse the crystalline glazed tiles on the main façade whilst being inside.

Bespoke extruded anodised aluminium sections act as the shore where the glazed ceramic tiles meet the windows. These are in a single 7m vertical piece to the double height windows, are recessed to add depth to the façade, framing the windows and lifting the hand glazed crystalline tiles to the fore.

Further Information:

Start on Site
June 2013

Completion Date
30 April 2015

Gross internal floor area

Form of contract or procurement route
Design + Build

Architect: EPR Architects
Client: Aerium and Terrace Hill Group plc
Structural Engineer: Capita Symonds
M&E Engineer: Mecserve
Planning Consultant: Rolfe Judd
Project Manager: Terrace Hill Group plc
Cost Consultant: McBains Cooper
Contractor: McLaren Construction
Transport: TTP Consulting Environmental
Consultant: Mecserve
Right of Light: Gordon Ingram Associates
Approved building inspector: HCD

Annual Co² emissions
16.6 kg/m² estimate

Project Location