Having been labelled as the 3rd most expensive shopping street in the world, New Bond Street in Mayfair, London has recently undergone a complete transformation, as part of The Hanover Square Masterplan.
This large-scale project aims to completely redevelop the Hanover Square Estate, bringing new retail, commercial office and residential opportunities to an exceptionally illustrious part of the capital.
As well as this, the area is now more publicly accessible, through the construction of a new Crossrail station, named Bond Street Station. As one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK, the new station aims to accommodate the 225,000 people using the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines daily. Behind New Bond Street, is a newly built public courtyard, providing a much-desired oasis and break away for those living in the residential units on the development.
With such extensive works undertaken and by working to the highest specifications and expectations, Mumford & Wood were brought on board by Great Portland Estates plc on behalf of The GHS Limited Partnership (a 50/50 joint venture with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority).
Across every aspect of this development, there has been a focus on the use of materials that embody quality and longevity. Mumford & Wood were tasked with designing windows that were sympathetic to the originals they were replacing, while also meeting the high-performance requirements set out by the architects, backed by comprehensive warranties and third-party certifications.
From 71 New Bond Street, round to 14 Brook Street, beautiful new sash windows and casement windows from the Mumford & Wood range were specified across a number of buildings.
The architecture found in New Bond Street and Brook Street varies from building to building and as such, the new windows specified needed to be in keeping with the individual style of each structure. A variety of glazing bar formations, arched sash windows and on 64 New Bond Street, our bespoke curved on plan sash windows were specified.
With beautiful stone carved designs and statues featuring on a number of facades along the street, these sympathetically designed windows are perfectly in keeping with the heritage of the street.
Works were recently completed and will in time provide a significant boost to the Retail and Tourism sectors, and offer many businesses a new opportunity to operate in such a sought-after location in the West End.