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Make submits Hanover Square office scheme

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[First look] Make has submitted a planning application for this 5,400m² Portland stone-clad office scheme at 7-10 Hanover Square in London

The plans submitted to Westminster City Council propose demolishing an existing Ronald Fielding Partnership-designed 1972 office building on the West End site.

Make’s scheme includes a Portland stone façade incorporate artwork by Catherine Bertola and 900m² of retail units on the ground floor fronting onto Hannover Square.

The project, scheduled to complete in 2017, also includes a separate residential building which provides five dual aspect, two-bedroom residential units and a three-bed duplex penthouse unit.

7-10 Hanover Square is situated opposite a planned Crossrail station, which is due to be fully operational in 2018 and will place the building within 28 minutes reach of Heathrow Airport.

Cara Bamford, partner at Make, said: ‘This is the latest in a series of heritage projects for MAKE and one we are extremely excited about. As a prominent new development in Hanover Square, we have worked closely with Westminster Council and other stakeholders to ensure the style and scale is suitable to this sensitive location; providing beautiful, modern real estate whilst not overpowering or imposing on the traditional architecture surrounding it.

‘The artist, Catherine Bertola, has been involved from the earliest stages to create an incredible carving within the Portland Stone facade that interprets the Spitalfields Silk pattern used for the coronation canopy of George II in 1727, linking the current design to the era when the square was first developed and the royal dynasty after which it was named. As such, the building will have its own unique architectural character whilst enhancing the Square and providing offices and residential accommodation of the highest standard.’

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