04.12.2015Valentino receives the go-ahead for Old Bond Street

On the 6 November 2015, the City of Westminster granted planning permission for the development of the New Valentino Flagship Store at 39 Old Bond Street. The existing frontage will be demolished and rebuilt as a dual-layered façade - the outer layer in natural Portland stone and the inner in terrazzo. The roof will be partially demolished and reconstructed with the insertion of new natural Portland stone columns as a façade crown at attic level .

The project comprises a new store in which the retention of floor plates at first, second, third and fourth floors will be completely clad in terrazzo, while the sole timber element will be the staircase block which connects the various levels of the store. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects Milan, the project is already under construction and is due to open at the end of February 2016.

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