Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) has welcomed the internationally renowned Gagosian Gallery to 20 Grosvenor Hill in London’s Mayfair.
The new Gagosian Gallery opens on 10 October with a series of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Cy Twombly, running until 21 December 2015.
The gallery is an integral part of Grosvenor’s long-term transformation of Mayfair as a place to live, work and visit. It draws on the area’s art and design heritage and adds to a string of recent additions including the Phillips gallery and sales room in Berkeley Square, designer Hussein Chalayan’s first store in Bourdon Street and the Beaumont Hotel, which opened alongside Sir Anthony Gormley’s habitable sculpture ROOM at the renovated Brown Hart Gardens last year.
Craig McWilliam, Executive Director, London estate at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland said: “We are very excited to welcome the new Gagosian Gallery into Grosvenor’s London estate. The Gagosian’s opening is another important step in the renewal of Mayfair as a great place to live, work and visit. It is very pleasing to see Grosvenor’s vision for this part of the West End come to life through vastly improved public areas, top-quality architectural design and attracting some of the best cultural and retail operators in the world.”
20 Grosvenor Hill’s exterior is by award-winning architects TateHindle. The 22,000 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 improved public areas around Grosvenor Hill have been funded by Grosvenor and designed by international architectural practice BDP. New streetscapes include striped granite paving, trees and lighting, with pedestrians given priority. This new thoroughfare at Grosvenor Hill creates an excellent connection between Bond Street, Berkeley Square and Mount Street.
Within a short walk of Grosvenor Hill is Mount Street, which has attracted some of the world’s leading fashion houses and designers including Oscar de la Renta, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and Nicholas Kirkwood. Mount Street also features Silence, a water feature by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, his first in London.
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.
Grosvenor agreed to pre-let 20 Grosvenor Hill to Gagosian in August 2013, with planning permission to redevelop the former office building into an art gallery approved by Westminster City Council in November of that year.
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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.