PLP has recently completed Mayfair Park, a residential development created for developer Clivedale and managed by the Dorchester Hotel nearby. Sitting on a tight urban site near Hyde Park, the scheme retains two listed Georgian facades on Stanhope Gate and replaces a 1960s office building with a structure which extends south to Curzon Street.
Much like elsewhere in Mayfair, the tension between modern uses and traditional architecture has been resolved through façade retention. But, rather than relegating modern architecture to a secondary role, the project foregrounds it to create a layered structure that interweaves the traditional and the modern without supressing either.
The building retains and restores many of the architectural features of the listed façades, including the fenestration, Portland stone cladding and the grand entrance portals. Along Curzon Street, the building reflects the colouring and material of the historical Stanhope Gate facades and has been broken down to acknowledge the townhouse proportions typical of the area. The development remodels the mansard roof to complement and reinterpret the varied roofscape in the neighbourhood.
The Clivedale Ventures
Residential Apartments and Private Amenities
Spread across eight floors, the project includes 22 apartments and penthouses varying in size from one to four bedrooms. These are complemented by media and entertainment suites, wine cellars, gym, spa, pool, and service quarters on the entrance level. The building’s residents also have access to the amenities of 45 Park Lane, the five-star hotel next door.
The plan establishes a clear definition between public and private spaces within each apartment. Primary and secondary entrances into each unit echo the historic organisation of grand pre-war apartments. The interior is further organised to choreograph a series of experiences that progressively reveal the city beyond. Along Curzon Street, deep façade reveals, corner windows, faceted planes and sculptural indents allow views out to Hyde Park and back to Mayfair.