DCP is delighted to be involved with a high profile project in London’s St. James’s Street.
Wartski jewellers have appointed the innovative architect and design firm Waldo Works as Principal Designer for their new store as they relocate from Grafton Street in Mayfair to St. James’s. We will be acting as Assistant to the Principal Designer on the scheme.
Holding Royal Warrants from Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Wartski specialises in fine jewellery, gold and silver artworks with particular expertise on the work of renowned Russian jeweller, Carl Fabergé. Established in 1865, the company is still family owned; Nicholas Snowman, the Chairman, is a great grandson of founder Morris Wartski.
The conservation area of St James’s boasts a large number of historic and listed buildings. St James’s Street is home to exclusive private clubs, luxury retailers, office buildings and restaurants. Wartski’s new 300m² headquarters will occupy the ground floor and basement at 60 St James’s Street, next door to the Grade 1 listed Brooks Club.
Recent work by the building’s landlord to adapt the configuration of the ground floor front elevation of No.60 has maximised the commercial appeal of the impressive premises.
The new layout removes heavy railings and paves over an existing light-well to create an open frontage to the building and provide DDA compliant level access to the ground floor. The use of luxury materials including Portland stone, marble & granite in the scheme is in keeping with and complementary to the decorative frontage of the building and its surroundings.
The fit-out programme managed by Waldo Works is anticipated to commence in early March, with a late summer opening planned for the new Wartski store.