Hanover Square - Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands



Fifteen years in the making, Hanover Square’s reimagining is complete - transforming Mayfair’s first Garden Square

18 Hanover Square

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.

20 Hanover Square

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.

1 Medici Courtyard

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.

14 Brook Street

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.

Public realm

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.


Our scheme for the new west side of Hanover Square encompasses nearly a quarter of a million square feet of Grade A office space, flagship shops and luxury apartments, plus a new Crossrail station, a stunning new public courtyard, and re-landscaped gardens. It restores the neglected square and its satellite streets to their former grace and beauty – a revitalised slice of classic London for everyone to enjoy.

Project Information

Client – GPE
Location – Hanover Square, London W1
Status – Completed 2021
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