Dean Street

76 Dean Street is a Grade II* listed building of "special architectural and historic interest". The property was built as a house in the 1730s and has undergone alterations, extensions and numerous changes in ownership. It served a non-domestic function since the 1800s.

On the 10th July 2009 a faulty air conditioning unit caused an enormous fire which destroyed over 75% of the building. The project involved the restoration of 76 Dean Street together with the demolition of the Mews building to the rear and the construction of a three-storey building above a generous basement on the footprint of the mews. The building serves as a private members club for Soho House, and the new double-height basement as a cinema.

The listed Georgian town house at the front was sensitively restored using conservation techniques and detailing to maintain as much of the existing fabric as possible; this was a challenge due to the extent of damage caused by both the fire and subsequent water ingress. The new building to the rear of the site, which replaces the 1960s Mews building, is a steel framed structure with cellular beams to facilitate services distribution and create modern open plan flexible spaces, above the new concrete basement.

Completed 2015.

Project Information


Soho Estates


Studio of Design & Architecture




Richard Chivers