The Ned


Over the course of five years as in-house Designers for Soho House and the Sydell Group, the Ned is where it all began for our Studio. Built for over a decade from 1924, Sir Edwin Lutyens’ iconic Midland Bank headquarters sat dormant above Bank Station in the City of London, quietly empty since HSBC vacated to Canary Wharf in 2007. The Grade I listed interiors boast period features including teak and walnut paneling, a forest of ten meter tall columns marquetried in African Verdite, and a Tapestry depicting the coats of arms of all of the counties in Britain, the largest ever woven on the Isle. The hulking edifice was converted into a Hotel unlike any other in London, akin to moored 20th century ocean liner with enough amusements to provide guests of the 252 bedrooms with enough to occupy themselves so that they may never have to leave the site.