The Mayfair Neighbourhood Forum’s Green Route in Mayfair takes shape - we invite your views
In May 2021 the Mayfair Neighbourhood Forum initiated a project to create a Green Route through the heart of Mayfair, connecting Park Lane and Hyde Park to Regent Street and the area’s existing green lungs to create a meandering green line and transform the hard urban landscape. In doing so it responds to climate emergency, and the increasing importance of public realm, outdoor living, the value of greenery and clean air to wellbeing all brought starkly to light be the pandemic.
The Mayfair Green Route is intended to be the first of many projects in Mayfair that will contribute to improving public realm, air quality & biodiversity. It will increase green cover and create new habitats for wildlife, connect people with neighbouring areas of green space, and celebrate the history of Mayfair. A space for people to walk, meet and dwell, accessible to all, it will enhance quality of life through respectful and bold design, providing proximity to a diversity of natural environments bringing increased social interaction and community involvement as well as footfall to support local businesses.
Come and meet the Fluid/Arup team appointed by MNF to develop the concept plan and see the ideas being developed and share your thoughts on what the priorities are as well as your ideas for greening Mayfair and how you would like to be involved. There will also be opportunity to learn about innovative gardening and plant selection from Nigel Dunnett, the horticulturist for Grosvenor Square and his vision for the Green Route.
From September 17 you can see the initial ideas displayed at a number of pop-up mobile events and some fixed locations across Mayfair and give your feedback. Or you can go online to the Grosvenor MNF website where the same information and questionnaire will be available. We value everyone’s opinions and look forward to meeting you.
Project launch – The Society of Mayfair and St James and New West End Company Summer Party Thursday 16 September (ticketed event)
Lunchtime talk: Mount Street Gardens, Friday 17 September 12.30-1.30pm
- Mount Street Gardens, Friday 17 September, 12.00-3.00pm
- Bike Drop, Conduit Street, Saturday 18 September, 11.00-2.00pm
- Grosvenor Square, Tuesday 21 September, 12.00-2.00pm
- Brown Hart Gardens, Tuesday 21 September, 3.00-5.00pm
- Berkeley Square, northern pavement, 22 September, 12.00-2.00pm
- Aldford Street /Park Lane subway, Wednesday 22 September, 3.00-5.00pm
The proposed route draws together buildings, streets and public spaces between Hyde Park and Regent Street. It includes the entrance to the subway connecting Park Lane to Hyde Park, the setting of the Grosvenor Chapel on South Audley Street, Mount Street Gardens, Berkeley Square, Bruton Place and Conduit Street and re-establishes the connection between the churches of the original St George’s parish.