The masterplan for the South Molton Triangle has moved forward since last July.
At the last consultation, we showed you our proposed masterplan for the South Molton Triangle. It has been updated and moved forward since then.
Feedback that we have received has informed the necessary design decisions for the masterplan. Preserving, adapting and celebrating the historical character of key buildings and frontages remains paramount. The principal change from the previous masterplan is the removal of the pedestrian galleries to South Molton Lane and Davies Mews through the new north building.
This retains the heritage frontage at 1-8 Davies Mews and the façade of the former Army building at 56 Davies Street. To achieve this we have set the new northern building behind the original Blomfield façade along Davies Mews; this makes the building smaller and has an impact on the usable floor area. We do not want to make the building taller and have accommodated this change by removing the galleries.
Original masterplan shown in July 2018
Proposed ground floor
The South Molton Triangle will provide a variety of different uses including retail, restaurants, a gym and offices in a central West End location.
Scale of proposed buildings
One question that was frequently asked at the consultation last July was about the scale of the proposed new buildings. The plan below displays the number of storeys and heights of the proposed buildings in the South Molton Triangle and the surrounding area. It has always been a principle of our design that we will concentrate height in the centre to minimise the visual impact of the new buildings from ground level.
We have used the height of neighbouring buildings including Claridge’s and 65 Davies Street as a maximum building height for the area that we will work within. It is of note that both of our proposed new office buildings are below the height of the two buildings that are under construction at Hanover Square.
The below diagram shows the number of floors above ground. Please note that this does not include plant and heights marked with * are double height at ground.
Your views are important and will help shape our future plans and ideas for the South Molton Triangle.