The Hippodrome Leicester Square
The Grade II Listed, Frank Matcham designed, iconic Hippodrome Theatre in the West End was refurbished and developed to convert the upper floors into 8 apartments.
The project brief involved stripping the poorly considered later additions, converting the upper floors, and repairing the beautiful Macclesfield Red sandstone terracotta facade and roof sculptures.
Frank Matcham was an English Theatrical architect and designer. His designs included the likes of Hackney Empire among many other theatres all around the UK. Matcham was among the pioneers using steel cantilevers in his designs, and took out patents to protect his work. This allowed balconies to be built out into the theatre without pillars supporting each tier. These had characterised the work of the previous generation of theatre architects. Without pillars, sight lines were improved and, popular with theatre owners, an audience capacity increased.