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A new chapter for Hanover Square

  • A mixed use development opposite the future Bond Street Crossrail station
  • Each component incorporates a decorative facade that references the area’s prominent history
  • Designed to be an elegant, modern arrival destination

We’re excited to present these carefully developed plans, which will transform this already prestigious area into one of London’s pre-eminent addresses.

Cara Bamford
Lead architect, Make

Project Details

Location London, UK
Status On site
Sectors Mixed use, Office, Residential
Area 11,250m²/121,100ft²
Client Legal and General Assurance Society Ltd

Make is giving Hanover Square an exciting architectural update. The square’s north-east corner has lost much of its lustre in the 300 years since it was built, but with a new Crossrail station opening across the street in 2018, it’s due a significant increase in footfall. We’re responding with a modern, forward-looking mixed use scheme suited to its prestigious Mayfair location.

Our design replaces the site’s existing block with two distinctive components – office and residential – that are separated above ground but share basement facilities. The office portion features square symmetry, repeating vertical windows, and a Portland stone facade with decorative cast bronze spandrels in keeping with those of other Mayfair buildings. The spandrels feature carvings of pattern excerpts from the damask fabric used in George II’s coronation – delicate, embroidered forms designed by artist Catherine Bertola to reference the Hanoverian king and act as a piece of public art in one.

The residential portion, which includes dual-aspect apartments, also has patterned spandrels, this time a play on the fanned brickwork common to the area. Its red brick facade and curved bay windows further connect it to the historic local streetscape.

With its elegant geometry, our design will make this famous postcode an even more desirable place to live and work.