Balderton Street hotel gets planning consent
July 5, 2010 by Rob Powell
A Grade-II listed former Mayfair garage will be turned into a new 75-bedroom hotel.
Westminster Council has given planning consent for Grosvenor to convert 8 Balderton Street in to a new boutique hotel.
The art deco building, overlookingÃ‚Â Brown Hart Gardens, was designed in the mid 1920s by Wimperis & Simpson.
Sarah-Jane Curtis, Retail Investment Director at Grosvenor said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are delighted to have secured planning consent for this landmark building, and we are in detailed discussions with Chris Corbin and Jeremy King as partners for the investment in this project. They have a proven track record for not only operating high quality restaurants, but also their attention to detail and sympathetic treatment of buildings taking into account their environmental context. This will, we believe, facilitate the creation of a fabulous amenity in Mayfair for residents, workers and visitors.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The hotel will incorporate public art by artist Antony Gormley – famous for the Angel of the North and the fourth plinth’s One & Other – which will be an “inhabitable sculpture to be used as a guestroom.”
It is intended that the new hotel will be operational by early 2013.
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