Anticipated WP2 Timeline

4th Quarter

SCAFFOLD INSTALLATION 

  • Screed, Waterproofing and Scaffold works commence South Audley Street
  • Ongoing excavation works to basement B5 level in the top-down area of Zone 1
  • Zone 1 superstructure works ongoing
  • Commence raft slab construction at level B5 in Zone 2

 

1st Quarter

ZONE 1 SUPERSTRUCTURE 

  • South Audley St & Courtyard Façade works commence
  • Hoist 4 installation along South Audley Street
  • First windows installed in Zone 1
  • Zone 1 superstructure complete
  • Zone 2 substructure works ongoing

2nd Quarter

ZONE 1 FACADE 

  • Zone 1 substructure complete
  • Zone 1 Lift works commence
  • Zone 1 Stone install commences
  • Zone 1 North Party Wall scaffold erection
  • Zone 2 Basements constructed & superstructure underway
  • Zone 2 Jumpform core construction complete
  • Tower Crane 1 demobilised

3rd Quarter

ZONE 2 STRUCTURE COMPLETE 

  • Zone 2 Superstructure Complete
  • Scaffolding commences across Zone 2 elevations (Waverton/Hill St & Courtyard)
  • Façade works commence in Zone 2
  • Zone 2 Car Lift core complete & Material Hoist 6 installed

4th Quarter

ZONE 2 FACADE 

  • Tower Crane 2 relocated to Zone 2 Core 1
  • Hoists installed along Waverton/Hill St & Courtyard
  • Zone 1 stone installed up to L6
  • Zone 1 early shell & core commissioning activities commence
  • Zone 2 facade works underway

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.