- Proposals for new buildings and public space improvements to ease pedestrian congestion from new Bond Street West Elizabeth Line station shared
- Feedback sought on how opportunity can serve local community
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland announces that it is inviting residents and local workers to drop in consultations to review and feed back on new proposals for an important corner of its Mayfair estate bounded by Davies Street, Brook Street and South Molton Street, known as the “South Molton Triangle”.
This area is well-known as the home of Grays Antiques market and lies immediately opposite the new Elizabeth Line Bond Street West station. It also encompasses a number of narrow side streets which Grosvenor believes, with investment, can serve a real purpose in safely directing and dispersing pedestrians from the new station and provide other services to the area.
The proposals include the creation of inviting and safe pedestrian routes bordered by new mixed use buildings, which will allow both residents and local workers to continue to enjoy Mayfair even as pedestrian numbers grow.
The design process will incorporate feedback and focus on protecting the area’s heritage and character through respectful and intelligent treatment both of the proposed buildings and public spaces.
Simon Harding-Roots, Executive Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said:
“Our proposals are at a very early stage and we want to encourage feedback on how new investment could best serve the community above and beyond the opportunity to better manage increased pedestrian numbers. It is important to us that local voices are incorporated into the planning submission we will ultimately make.”
The proposals form part of Grosvenor’s broader commitment to the success of London, the West End and its estate. In 2017, Grosvenor published a 20 year vision for its Mayfair and Belgravia estate, detailing how it wanted to respond to help London tackle the many pressures it faces. Central to this was the evolution of the estate to be more active, open and integrated, providing better streets, greener spaces and enterprising places.
Simon Harding-Roots, added: “The West End is currently ill-equipped to cope with the levels of pedestrian traffic we already see every day, let alone the arrival of thousands of extra visitors expected from the Elizabeth Line. Many of Mayfair’s pavements are too narrow, routes were built for a different era and, perhaps counter intuitively, there are not enough services for those living in and visiting the area.
“We recognise the potential of the South Molton Triangle to address a number of the issues the local community faces. By proposing new investment here, we will be able to better protect and enhance the character and simple enjoyment of living and working in one of the most desirable places in London and the West End.”
This first round of consultation takes place at 10 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5QJ on
- 17 July: 0900-1500
- 19 July: 1530-1930
- 21 July: 1000-1600
Grosvenor will shortly launch a feedback portal at southmoltontriangle.com and further rounds of consultations will take place in the second half of 2018.
Rachel Garstang, Head of Media Relations, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
+44 (0)20 7312 6957
The online consultation portal will shortly launch at southmoltontriangle.com.
Notes to Editors
About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland:
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland creates and manages high quality neighbourhoods that are great places to live, work and visit. Our diverse property development, management and investment portfolio includes Grosvenor’s London estate of Mayfair and Belgravia and other developments in London, Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
We are part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies, which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
As at 31 December 2017, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had assets under management of £5.2bn.
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Delivering Grosvenor’s London estate vision:
Recently, Grosvenor has demonstrated its ability to cultivate highly attractive enterprising spaces with long term impact through activity such as:
- Digital investment: A £2 million investment to improve the West End’s digital resilience, bring down barriers for local businesses and future-proof consumers’ use of the internet.
- 65 Davies Street a £150 million, c65,500 sq. ft. of new office space above the western ticket hall at Crossrail’s new Bond Street station opening up new contemporary office space for the area.
- St Mark’s Mayfair the complete restoration of a Grade 1 listed former church in the heart of the West End. The refurbished building will shortly be re-launched as a retail and dining destination.
- Eccleston Yards: the reconfiguration of previously underused land on the boundaries of Victoria and Belgravia to create a hub for creative enterprise and co-working around a new public square. Home to a number of brands, Eccleston Yards launched with Barry’s Bootcamp in January 2018.