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  • Image: blog 46 approval
  • Image: blog 46 approval

Yesterday (12.04.2016) The Birley Group was granted approval by Westminster City Council for the redevelopment of 46 Berkeley Square & 46 Hay’s Mews with Feilden+Mawson as architects and conservation specialists for the scheme.  

46 Berkeley Square is part of a well surviving set of 18th Century terraced houses and one of only fourteen Grade I listed buildings within the Mayfair Conservation Area. It is a fine surviving example of the Palladian style of townhouse once typical of this area and is considered to be a highly significant heritage asset.

The now approved proposals seek to change the use of 46 Berkeley Square and its Mews from office to a high-quality set of private members’ clubs. This would allow Annabel’s (44 Berkeley Square) to move to the basement of No. 46 whilst keeping the club at the heart of Berkeley Square. Upper floors would provide new daytime lounge and dining spaces, including a superb terrace space for alfresco dining. The 20th Century mews building is to be re-built to provide a private members’ health club spa designed to contemporary standards with enhanced façade treatments though in keeping with the area.

For Feilden+Mawson and the client the overarching purpose has been to create a scheme that meets contemporary needs for a set of traditional members’ clubs in keeping with the historic surroundings and respecting the listed heritage assets on site. The new Annabel’s club development would enable the proposed vast restoration works to no. 46 Berkeley Square, which are needed in order to enhance the condition of this important heritage asset.