The Lancashire Court Estate is a collection of buildings occupying a prominent location in Mayfair, on the corner of New Bond Street and Brook Street. The site has excellent public transport links and is a within a short walk Bond Street station, which will benefit from the opening of the Elizabeth Line in 2022. New Crossrail entrances at Davies Street and Hanover Square are also located near to the site.
Existing buildings and heritage
The team has taken a research-led and conservation-focused approach to the renewal of Lancashire Court. History shows that the character of Horse Shoe Yard has evolved over time and although there are a number of listed buildings across the estate, the existing building at 8 Lancashire Court that faces onto Horseshoe Yard and White Lion Yard are modern infill buildings with little historic value.
The proposal intends to reinstate the orthogonal public space at Horse Shoe Yard, strengthening the urban court and establishing a positive relationship between the rear of 111-115 New Bond Street and the proposed development at 8 Lancashire Court. The proposed designs seek to reconnect with the site’s historical past and to provide it with a continued and prosperous future.
With the changing nature of retail and leisure along with a need to support the West End’s Covid-19 recovery, it is clear that investment is needed at Lancashire Court to ensure that this location remains globally competitive.
Many of the existing buildings do not meet the needs of modern occupiers, and a number are vacant as a result. The existing public realm in and around Lancashire Court is a disparate combination of elements – such as surface and signage types – and the estate lacks cohesion and identity.
Current Horseshoe Yard
Cut-through from Avery Row to White Lion Yard
Underutilised space of White Lion Yard to the rear of Brook Street
Access ramp to Horseshoe Yard from Brook Street
Existing White Lion Yard
Carriageway into White Lion Yard off Brook Street