CAP studios

Crocker's Hotel

Client:   Private 
Location:  London 

The Grade II* building is named for Frank Crocker, an entrepreneur who sought to cater for travellers using Marylebone Station, then proposed directly opposite.  He spared no expense in its opulent fitting out, but the Station location was moved, the customers never came and Frank is said to have leaped to his death from the top window.  As a pub-restaurant, the building survived by letting out cheap rooms, but little maintenance was done.  Our commission was to undertake a condition survey, appraisal, advise on how to adapt the ground floor as a fine restaurant and the upper floors as apartments. 

  • Front facade
  • cornice decay
  • Arch decay
  • Saloon interior