Anticipated WP2 Timeline

3rd Quarter

SCAFFOLD INSTALLATION 

  • Commence excavation down to the final basement level B5 in the open area of Zone 2
  • Commence raft slab construction at level B5 in Zone 2
  • Jumpform core construction commences in Zone 2 along with superstructure works
  • Ongoing excavation works to the basement B5 level in the top-down area of Zone 1
  • Above ground superstructure works will continue in Zone 1 to the West of the site
  • Structural frame system and scaffold installation commences on the lower ground floor of South Audley Street and Hill Street

4th Quarter

WINDOW/STONE INSTALL 

  • Structural frame system and scaffold installation ongoing
  • Window and stone installation commences

1st Quarter

WINDOW/STONE ONGOING 

  • Structural frame system and scaffold installation ongoing
  • Window and stone installation ongoing

2nd Quarter

FACADE 

  • Hand Laid facade works start
  • Zone 2 basement complete

3rd Quarter

Weathertight 

  • Zone 2 weathertight target

Historical Context

In contrast to its enviable urban location today, 400 years ago Mayfair was largely open fields, crossed by the Tyburn River. It wasn’t until the end of the seventeenth century that houses, shops and inns started to appear, with development increasing rapidly over the next two centuries on the seven estates that formed Mayfair.

Audley Square lies at the intersection of the Grosvenor, Berkeley and Curzon Estates, and it is in the irregular boundaries of these estates that Mayfair’s characteristic street layout originates.

This street layout remains largely unchanged since the eighteenth century, and is complemented by the mix of high quality eighteenth and nineteenth century residential and commercial buildings which stand alongside 1930s mansion blocks and more modern post-war buildings.

Audley Square was probably first developed in the 1750s, and was made up of fine terrace buildings set a little back from the road, with a block of stable mews to the rear. The buildings were altered throughout the Victorian era and the early twentieth century, and properties damaged by bombing in the Second World War were demolished in the 1940s, creating an empty site between Audley Square and Waverton Street.