WESTMINSTER Council has given the go-ahead to a major new development by local landlord Grosvenor Estates.
The £500 million scheme, recommended by council officers and approved by councillors on December 22nd, will see two new office buildings, a hotel, retail units and 33 homes delivered by 2026.
The North and South Block office buildings – both rising to eight storeys – will require the demolition of several buildings in Brook Street, Davies Street.
Public realm improvements planned include repaving, tree planting, lighting, cycle parking, wayleaving of existing street lighting and the introduction of a new passageway between South Molton Street and South Molton Lane & Davies Mews.
Historic England said in its submission that the scheme would “result in harm to the significance of the Mayfair Conservation Area” but that should be weighed against the benefits of the project.