By completing the Ritz in this manner the extension and Arlington House in massing terms would create two similar scaled elevations to the forecourt of 21 Arlington Street increasing the importance of this property as viewed symmetrically from Bennetts Street acting as a focal conclusion. The proposed L shape plan form of the Hotel provides successful conclusion to the City block and allows an internal courtyard or square providing William Kent House with a more respectful foreground space. The Courtyard will perform a series of functions including VIP limousine drop offs for weddings, banquets and possible summer time external function space.

With splendid views from the new wing to Green Park and across the roof storeys of William Kent House there is also an issue of views back from the park to the Ritz and the newly intended extension. The chosen architecture for the extension would continue at high level in stone and high quality detailing to read with the Piccadilly end of the Hotel finished in Portland stone, it will also offer an excellent contrast in colour and materials enabling the dark brickwork of William Kent House to appear as a silhouette of the pale background of the Portland stone.

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