Donald Insall Associates has been advising Grosvenor Britain and Ireland and their architects Hopkins on large-scale proposals to regenerate The South Molton Triangle: an urban site of 26 buildings near Bond Street Underground Station in the Mayfair Conservation Area. The scheme gained ‘resolution to grant’ planning permission and listed building consent in December.
The South Molton Triangle site, on the edge of Mayfair’s residential Georgian grid, is defined by the course of the River Tyburn and contains 19 listed buildings. These include William Blake’s London home set into a row of Georgian town houses, a handsome group of Arts and Crafts buildings by architects Balfour and Turner, an Italianate pub of the 1830s, workshops by Reginald Blomfield, and several unlisted historic buildings.
The proposals will reinvigorate the buildings for a mix of uses with a scheme that involves upward extension, refurbishment, comprehensive repair of sensitive fabric, and new contextual architecture. We provided guidance on the extent and form of the proposals, led the communications on heritage and townscape matters with stakeholders, and wrote the Historic Buildings and Townscape report.