Located within the City of Westminster, 33 Grosvenor Place occupies a sensitive site adjacent to significant conservation areas. The building block is defined by Chester Street to the North, Grosvenor Place to the East, Wilton Street to the South and Chester Mews to the West. PLP Architecture has been appointed by internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic to lead its transformation of 33 Grosvenor Place into its first European clinic following an invited design competition.
Originally built in the 1950’s as the headquarters of an energy company and converted into speculative office space in the 1990s, the major architectural challenge is to transform the building from an all office building to a private medical clinic.
To achieve this clinical use, we are extensively modifying the building, behind a retained façade. The core of the building will be entirely reconstructed to accommodate 200 beds and 8 operating theatres.
Within the retained façade, windows on Chester Street, Wilton Street and Grosvenor Place will be replaced, while entrances will be changed to accommodate the level entry and improve the pedestrian approach. The neoclassical facades and original features will be retained on the three sides. To the west, modifications are made to the existing ground and first floor elevations in order to accommodate new servicing and plant arrangements. The fifth floor will be completely rebuilt to accommodate a certain number of beds and to incorporate a stone façade with metal external columns to compensate for the extra height requirement.
The architectural design approach aligns with The Cleveland Clinic’s vision to become the world’s leader in patient experience, clinical outcomes, research and education.