British architects TateHindle designed the exterior of the building replacing the old 1990s façade with handmade Roman bricks in a blue-grey palette. The design achieves a contemporary feel while also complementing the building’s historical context.
Award-winning architecture practice Caruso St. John created the interior scheme having previously designed galleries for Gagosian in Rome and Paris.
A history of art
Grosvenor Hill and the surrounding area has been associated with the arts since the 1870s when Sir Coutts Lindsay opened the Grosvenor Gallery. Bringing the Gagosian Gallery to 20 Grosvenor Hill is part of our strategy to build on this rich heritage.
By attracting a vibrant mix of occupiers to Mayfair we aim to create a thriving, creative district with new galleries, shops, hotels, bars and restaurants alongside the diverse community of around 3,500 people who live in the area.
The innovative fashion designer Hussein Chalayan is opening his first flagship store in London on nearby Bourdon Street. The brand aims to marry art, design and technology, focusing on innovative tailoring and draping. Just south of Grosvenor Hill on the corner of Berkeley Square is the new European headquarters of the Phillips auction house.
Investing in public realm
The streetscape at Grosvenor Hill has been transformed with new paving, planting and lighting. The changes give priority to pedestrians creating a new thoroughfare connecting Bond Street to Berkeley Square and Mount Street.
The public realm improvements also include a collection of statues by artist Neal French opposite the gallery, commemorating the iconic 1960s photographer Terence Donovan whose studio was in Bourdon Street.