Subject to planning consent, demolition would start in 2013/2014, with phased completion leading up to 2017.
Planning consent for an earlier scheme was granted in April 2011 but the new plans reinvigorate this important corner of Mayfair and see residential use increased by a third and the office element reduced.
The prime residential component, overlooking Green Park, will comprise up to 36 units over nine storeys and is a rare addition to new-build properties in Mayfair which are in short supply.
Tim Roberts, Head of Offices for British Land, said: “We are big backers of London, and this is a rare opportunity to develop a freehold Mayfair site for a structurally under-supplied market as well as reinforcing British Land’s growing strength in London’s West End.”
The Kennel Club, whose current home is on Clarges Street, will now occupy a 27,000 sq. ft. new-build development rather than the 20,000 sq. ft. refurbished property envisaged in the original proposal.
Architect Squire & Partners’ overall concept is designed to replace 1960’s floorspace with highly efficient modern accommodation which optimises natural light and enhances the conservation area in which it sits.