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From Soft Cell to Soho Chic

Once a former home to Marc Almond, now a completely modernised and refurbished live/work space in the heart of London's Soho.

WeBuildEssex has just completed a full and completely bespoke design and build project in central London.


Situated just off Wardour St, 1A Flaxman Court has been many things over the years. A quirky Georgian mews property, tucked behind The Ship Pub and opposite the five star Soho Hotel. Its at the centre of practically everything.


Famed as being 'Tainted Love's' singer Marc Almond's 1980's residence this piece of real estate shares its postcode with other famous London landmarks including Trident Studios.



The tired interior and exterior have been given a complete facelift. WeBuildEssex worked closely with landlords and incoming tenant to create a multi functional space.


MilocoBuilds were brought in to design the audio post studios. These needed to be completely sound proof, a challenge given where the building is. WeBuildEssex acted as main contractor and project managers and it was one of our most challenging projects to date. This was mainly down to the awkward location of the site.


From sympathetic strip out to future proofing the ageing building with new walls and ceilings, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom plus full fibre networks, CCTV, Fire and burglar alarms, door entry and of course the usual new mechanical and electrical installs.


There was a lot of time spent crafting bespoke joinery and furniture to maximise the space that spreads over three floors.


The end result was more successful than we could have imagined and we have saved a slightly crumbling piece of listed architecture for another fifty years or more. You can see how the client is getting on here




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