26 St. James's Place, London

Denys Lasdun
Date Built
1958 - 60
St James's Place beside Green Park
This eight-storey block of flats, that looks out on to Green Park, is Grade II* Listed.  The English Heritage listing description says of the building that it is a, " Reinforced concrete structure clad with Baveno grey granite with white vitreous mosaic on the soffits. Window subframes of pressed grain-blasted bronze sections. External ducts faced with blue engineering bricks."  The building comprises, " Three storeys of smaller rooms to the north ... set against two floors of high-ceiling living rooms on the corner overlooking the park. ... The main accommodation consists of four large and two smaller flats on the first to sixth floors, and a penthouse flat above with its own roof garden on top."  It also has a caretaker's flat and a basement garage.

26 St James's Place was awarded the RIBA London Architecture Bronze Medal in 1960.