He entered into partnership with F J Watson-Hart; in 1927 they were working for a consortium that owned the site at Langham Place off Portland Place that the BBC was acquiring for their new Broadcasting House. Myer’s experience at office buildings stood him in good stead, and he designed a splendid modernistic building for them. Frequently compared with 1930s ocean liners, its clean lines alluded to New York Art Deco. Yet in using Portland stone it fits in well with the traditional buildings of Regent Street, All Souls Langham Place, and Portland Place.
It is no surprise that the work of the partnership of Myer and Watson-Hart progressed quickly, combining both the grandeur of the office design and modern domestic design to produce some of London’s best apartment blocks. Prior to Princes Court, Myer was involved in the reconstruction of Park Lane for the Grosvenor Estate. Works there included Aldford House (1930–2) was a modernistic apartment block with classical decorative schemes by Sir Edwin Lutyens that replaced a late-Victorian Jacobean-style mansion, and Fountain House (1935–38) which was built under the design guidance of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
Not afraid to use the latest modern construction methods, Myer and Watson-Hart demolished the houses between 78 and 94 Brompton Road to build Princes Court – Knight’s Court as it was originally known – a large block of steel- framed apartments, and the first building on this scale. The shops on the ground floor included one – at 78 – designed for Cresta Silks by fashionable architect-designer Wells Coates (1895 – 1958) who was the architect of the Isokon apartment building (of which J M Richards the architectural critic said he had produced a better design than Corbusier ever did).