16-18 Beak Street has for many years been used as a restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub on the lower ground floor. The business ratings, which are attached to this application, confirm the usage of both floors since 1st April 2005. The building sits on the corner of Beak Street and Upper St. John Street, which is in the Soho Conservation Area in the London Borough of Westminster. The property is private and therefore provides no public space. The position and orientation of the property remains unaffected within the site. The property is within the Soho Conservation Area. The building occupies 7 floors including a lower ground floor and a mezzanine on the top floor. The structure consists of a steel frame with timber floors and a load bearing red brick facade with some decorative sandstone elements. The ground floor facades have large glazed between with timber mullions and structural piers, both of which have been painted black. The top 2 floors of the building were extend in the last 15 years and consist of a new slate pitched roof as well as dormer window to both sides. The nightclub on the lower ground floor is accessed through the side entrance on Upper St John Street with a fire exit through the side entrance of Beak Street. The restaurant on the ground floor is accessed through the main entrance on Beak Street and fire exit also on Upper St John Street.