The new gallery’s inaugural exhibition is a series of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Cy Twombly which runs from 10 October – 21 December 2015.
Craig McWilliam, Executive Director, London estate at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland said: “It is very pleasing to see our long-term vision for Grosvenor Hill come to fruition. The Gagosian Gallery is a fantastic addition to the West End and is another major milestone in the transformation of Mayfair. The area is developing as an art and design destination, as well as hosting a mix of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels that can’t be found elsewhere in London.”
The 18,000 square feet gallery’s interior, which includes double height, daylit spaces, is designed by Caruso St. John, which also designed Gagosian galleries in Rome and Paris, and the successful redevelopment of Tate Britain. The building’s exterior is by award-winning architects TateHindle.
Finishing touches are also being applied to improved public areas around Grosvenor Hill, ready for the Gallery’s opening. Funded by Grosvenor and designed by international architectural practice BDP, the streetscapes include new striped granite paving, trees and lighting, with pedestrians given priority. A new thoroughfare connects Bond Street to Berkeley Square and Mount Street through Grosvenor Hill.
The new gallery is an integral part of Grosvenor’s long-term transformation of Mayfair as a place to live, work and visit. It builds on the area’s art and design heritage. Phillips art auction house recently opened headquarters in nearby Berkeley Square and internationally acclaimed fashion designer Hussein Chalayan opens his first store, adjacent to the Gagosian, in Bourdon Street in September.
Within a short walk of Grosvenor Hill is Mount Street, which has attracted some of the world’s leading fashion houses and designers including Azzaro, Loewe, Lanvin, Mackintosh and Oscar de la Renta. Mount Street also features Silence, a water feature by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, his first in London.
Also nearby in North Mayfair is The Beaumont, voted the best new hotel in the world in 2014 by Luxury Travel Intelligence. Run by leading restaurateurs Corbin & King, The Beaumont was converted by Grosvenor from a Grade II-listed car park and features ROOM, an inhabitable sculpture by Antony Gormley.
Grosvenor is also creating a new design-focussed retail development at Duke Street, complementing the offer at nearby Selfridges. New brands include Jigsaw's emporium, Penelope Chilvers, Laura Apsit Livens, E-Tautz and Private White VC.
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Notes to Editors
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is part of the Grosvenor Group.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s mission is to create and recreate inspiring places and neighbourhoods, delivering value for customers, shareholders and co-investors with its place-making expertise.
It owns, develops and manages a diverse property portfolio in cities across Britain and Ireland. Business units are focused on its London estate, comprising 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia in the heart of the UK’s capital, and developments elsewhere in London, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton.
As at 31 December 2014, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had £5.2bn of assets under management.