In 1903, there were only 14 passenger trains arriving into Marylebone Station. A postcard from that time depicts a peaceful and elegant atmosphere, which we found enchanting. Could we bring back some of the relaxed grandeur of that time, and allow visitors to step off the Marylebone Station concourse into another world?
To deliver the high quality yet informal vision, we stripped out the contemporary additions which were clashing with the period architecture. Then we could highlight the original elegance and beauty. Original timber floors were sanded back, revealing their grain and colour. Wall panelling in sky blue defines the new spaces, alongside a material palette of forest green velvet, white marble and antique brass.
The new interior scheme was designed to appeal to those who choose to work in Marylebone. The building can now become part of Marylebone’s next chapter.
Pictures: Simon Bevan