Explore different spaces in the proposals by clicking through the indicative images below
Watch this video to see what it could be like to explore the South Molton Triangle.
The computer-generated images help to give a realistic indication of what it would be like to walk through the area, and the scale of the buildings are representatives of the designs.
Davies Mews, which is currently underutilised and dominated by cars and delivery vehicles, would become the heart of the South Molton Triangle. The Mews would be pedestrianised in the afternoons and into the evening, and the mix of restaurants, cafes and shops would create a welcoming atmosphere for residents, office workers and visitors. Outside seating would allow for al-fresco dining, whilst the improved paving and new planting would evoke a traditional mews character.
The original façades of 1-8 Davies Mews would be retained, with new shopfronts proposed to replace the current shop fronts and garage doors. The new office building on the north of the mews will be set back behind the existing façade. The new southern office building would be set back behind a series of gable roof buildings fronting Davies Mews, to reflect the style of the buildings behind 40-46 Brook Street.
Davies Mews and South Molton Lane
Davies Mews and South Molton Lane
The junction of Davies Mews and South Molton Lane would be transformed into an inviting public space, animated by a new restaurant on the corner, part of the boutique hotel. Sensitive greening, including new trees and planting on the terraces, would create an attractive environment, whilst helping to improve air quality. Improvements to the landscaping of the Mews and Lane also includes new seating and a drinking fountain.
South Molton Lane
South Molton Lane
Along South Molton Lane, the buildings in our ownership would be re-imagined as ‘micro units’ for smaller, independent retailers. Other properties along the Lane are owned by third parties, including the City of London Corporation, and we would continue to work closely with others to bring further improvements to the wider area.
The new cut-through at 10 South Molton Street would better connect South Molton Street with South Molton Lane and Davies Mews, and we would also enhance South Molton Passage with new lighting, paving and public art – share your ideas for what this could be via the online survey or feedback form.
At 40 – 46 Brook Street, where South Molton Lane meets Brook Street, are four Grade II townhouses that were built at the end of the 19th Century. At the back of these buildings is a ‘stable block’ that runs along Davies Mews which is currently used as offices. We are proposing to refurbish these buildings into a 31-bed hotel, which would include a new restaurant that opens onto Davies Mews and basement bar.
A new turret on the corner of Brook Street and South Molton Lane and the addition of gables (triangular roof sections) are proposed along the Lane, both of which were intended by the building’s original architect but never constructed.
Brookfield House stands at a prominent location on the corner of Brook Street and Davies Street. We are now proposing to retain the character of the building (rather than rebuilding it as new) by carefully removing the stone façade and re-constructing it using the original materials. There would also be some sensitive reworking of the design and two additional storeys added. To minimise visual impact, the new floors would be set-back and made of a stone that matches the existing materials. We are also proposing to remove 60 Brook Street to extend Brookfield House along Brook Street – from 3 window bays to 5.
Here would be a new flagship store; we are still exploring what exactly this will be, but we would like it to be a destination in its own right and are considering a range of uses, including fashion, experiential retail or food and drink.
At 56 Davies Street, the former home of the Territorial Army, the building’s facade would be carefully dismantled and rebuilt, repositioned and extended by one floor. The arched door and windows would be adapted to create three archways; the first would become an entrance to a new shop (directly opposite the new Bond Street West Station) and the remaining two would be entrances for the offices in the new building.
The listed townhouses at 52-54 Davies Street would be partly restored, including reinstating the original portico entrance at number 54 as well as the lost front rooms on the basement and ground floors. There would be a shop in the basement, ground and part first floor whilst the upper floors would be converted to offices.
The Running Horse Pub would remain at the corner of Davies Street and Davies Mews undergoing renovation works to refurbish its historic features as well as including some guest bedrooms on the upper floors; this would require it to close during the works.
Click on the key locations for an indicative panoramic view of what the area could look like.
Davies Mews / South Molton Lane