British Land submits plans for Clarges Estate mixed use scheme in UK
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British Land submits plans for Clarges Estate mixed use scheme in UK

28 Apr 2013

British Land has submitted a planning application to Westminster Council in the UK for a new 193,500ft² mixed use scheme, the Clarges Estate, in Mayfair, London.

Clarges Estate mixed use scheme in UK

British Land has submitted a planning application to Westminster Council in the UK for a new 193,500ft² mixed use scheme, the Clarges Estate, in Mayfair, London.

The site is spread across an acre, surrounded by London’s Piccadilly, Clarges Street and Bolton Street.

After completion, the mixed-use scheme, designed by Architect Squire & Partners, will feature offices, residential and retail facilities.

Planning consent for an earlier scheme was granted in April 2011 but the new plans feature some key changes.

As per the new plans, the residential component will be increased from 63,000ft² to 94,000ft² and the development’s office element will be reduced from 91,000ft² to 47,500ft².

The residential component will overlook Green Park in Westminster and feature about 36 units spanning nine storeys.

"We are big backers of London, and this is a rare opportunity to develop a freehold Mayfair site for a structurally under-supplied market as well as reinforcing British Land’s growing strength in London’s West End."

The office element will be located on the ground floor and six upper floors overlooking Clarges Street and Bolton Street.

British Land head of offices Tim Roberts said that the complex project involves detailed site assembly and reconfiguration.

"We are big backers of London, and this is a rare opportunity to develop a freehold Mayfair site for a structurally under-supplied market as well as reinforcing British Land’s growing strength in London’s West End," Roberts said.

The Kennel Club, whose current home is on Clarges Street, will now occupy a 27,000ft² new-build development instead of the 20,000ft² refurbished property proposed in the original proposal.

Upon completion, the mixed-use scheme will replace 1960s floorspace with new accommodation which will optimise natural light and enhance the conservation area.

Subject to planning consent, demolition work is expected to commence in 2013/2014, with phased completion by 2017.


Image: The residential component of the project will overlook Green Park after completion. Photo courtesy of British Land.