Cultural Mayfair's fight to stay relevant
This new Burlington Gardens facade will form part of the RA's extended museum opening in May this year and faces the important galleries of Cork Street. Image courtesy: RA
Landowner Grosvenor joined our Cultural Mayfair round table to discuss how this important quarter of London looks to its future prosperity while preserving the past.
The round table followed our RIBA event where Charles Saumarez Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts spoke about his hopes for Mayfair as a cultural quarter, as the institution opens new architectural galleries and theatre spaces for its 250th celebrations.
Tim Jones, who is responsible for Grosvenor's Cultural Strategy and Open Spaces Strategy, discussed the completed and planned public realm transformations in Brown Hart Gardens, Grosvenor Hill, and Berkeley Square and the opportunity to create a gallery trail through Mayfair's streets and passages, joining Oxford Street with Piccadilly.
Listen to the first part of our podcast as our guests - Rob Hargreaves of BNP Paribas Real Estate, Mark Davy of FuturePace, Andrew Kafkaris of Bruton Street Management debate the issues of place-making, extended retail and hotel development to anchor the cultural quarter: