This handsome new nine-storey office building over the entrance to the new Elizabeth Line Crossrail station is executed in a modern reworking of classic Mayfair vernacular. Solid bronze windows rise to six storeys with flowing aluminium balustrades and rhythmic Portland stone reveals. Above, the building is gently set back, and handmade brick cladding gives way to three floors of pure Portland stone.
This Grade ll* - listed building, originally designed by Nicholas Dubois and extended to the designs of Samuel Wyatt in the 1780s, has been completely repaired. With its Victorian accretions at the rear onto Medici Courtyard removed, attractive offices have been inserted on upper levels, along with a new restaurant at ground and two basement levels. Fabulous plasterwork has been restored to its original pastel colours.
We have scrupulously restored five New Bond Street façades and augmented them with one elegant new frontage of Bath stone and bronze-framed windows, replacing a very poor elevation. Behind these façades and entered from a resplendent new reception lobby are new offices above basement, ground- and first-floor shops that all enhance and enliven the streetscape to Mayfair standards.
Six luxury 2-bed and 3-bed apartments are set above a large shop, arranged behind retained façades of differing periods, materials and levels. The external materials are of high-quality granite and carved Bath stone, with bronze-framed windows and doors at street level.
A new piazza, Medici Courtyard, and new arcade link Hanover Square to New Bond Street. Shops and restaurants line the north side of this intimate new public space, offering a hideaway from the busy West End. Hanover Square has been immeasurably improved with traffic removed from its western side, creating a welcoming landscaped pedestrian realm for the new Crossrail exit.
Client – GPE Location – Hanover Square, London W1 Status – Completed 2021 Size – Total development : 314,600 sq ft (GIA) 18 Hanover Square : 168,454 sq ft (GIA) 20 Hanover Square : 14,541 sq ft (GIA) 1 Medici Courtyard : 78,995 sq ft (GIA) 14 Brook Street : 23,395 sq ft (GIA)
Services Engineer : Hilson Moran Partnership Structural Engineer : WSP Main Contractor : Mace Project Manager : SLW Planning Consultant : Gerald Eve Public realm consultant : Publica Pedestrian Analysis : Space Syntax Fire Engineer : JGA Townscape Consultant : Robert Tavernor Accessibility : People Friendly Design Lighting Consultant : EQ2 Light Landscape Architect : Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Carbon Profiling : Sturgis Carbon Profiling