Architectural detail from building on Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London

Grosvenor Street historic building recording

Client: 
Grosvenor Britain and Ireland
Date: 
2012

An historic building survey was carried out by MOLA in advance of partial demolition and alteration to buildings on Grosvenor Street, Mayfair.

'The quality of their work, track record and relationships made a positive contribution to negotiations with relevant stakeholders including Westminster Council and English Heritage.'
Tim Davis, London Estate Senior Development Manager, Grosvenor Great Britain and Ireland

Analysis of the buildings' material fabric and research of documentary sources identified several phases of alterations to the appearance and structure of the buildings. Special attention was paid to the 18th century drawing room, ahead of the temporary removal of the wooden panelling. The ceiling and wall panelling was drawn by hand and to scale and this data transferred into CAD drawings.

These drawings were supplied to the client ahead of the submission of the report, as requested, allowing them to reconstruct some areas of decorative plaster work and panelling removed during the alterations