“When Wilson McHardy is finished Mount Street will be a one stop shopping destination full of leading edge international design and luxury British quirks”.
In July 2006 we proposed to the major land owner within the area that “new Mayfair” had the potential to be “Better than Brompton Cross, Fulham” as a retail location. The rest, as they, is history.
We have advised Grosvenor on Mount Street, Carlos Place, Davies Street and South Audley Street since that date.
Wilson McHardy has completed 74% of the leasing transactions in “Mount Street” and are currently involved in further five leasing opportunities.
“Our vision is to build a stable of luxury retailers and brands that is interesting and eclectic enough to really draw consumers from all over the world. We are extremely proud of the progress we have made at Burlington Arcade, both in terms of its much needed physical restoration and in attracting new retailers to complement the existing tenant base”
Markus Meijer, CEO Meyer Bergman (Joint Owners)
Wilson McHardy were appointed by the new joint owners following the purchase of the Arcade in November 2010 to formulate and implement a leasing strategy to completely re-profile the retail offer and attract international luxury brands to this iconic London shopping destination.
“It’s a devilishly smart concept, placing coveted brands in a setting splendid enough to inspire the least likely spend thrift”
Financial Times - FT Weekend
Wilson McHardy strategised the refurbishment of this architectural monument in 1999 and the introduction of luxury retail into the heart of the financial district of City of London.
We have advised successive owners on leasing strategy and professional services since the opening of The Courtyard.
Agent Provocateur, Boodles, Bvlgari, Gucci, Harrys of London, Hermes, Jo Malone, Loewe, Loro Piana, Lulu Guinness, Mont Blanc, Omega, Paul Smith, Smythsons, Theo Fennell, Tiffany&Co, Vilebrequin, Watches of Switzerland, and D&D Restaurants.
Wilson McHardy acquired 13 Dover Street for McQ and act on behalf of key landlords in Albemarle Street leasing boutiques and restaurants. We have also acted on behalf of Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney in nearby Bruton Street.
The emergence of Dover Street and Albemarle Street as high class destination retail locations in their own right is a significant trend over the last few years. Once simply Dover Street Market, now the revitalised Arts Club, Mahiki, Paul Smith, John Rocha, Alexander McQueen, Acne, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. Dover Street and Albemarle Street sit comfortably within Mayfair as alternative locations to the prime thoroughfare.
We have leased 50% of the stores within “The Row” for various landlords and bespoke tailors of distinction.
Wilson McHardy advised upon the purchase, refurbishment, leasing and sale of 7 Burlington Gardens, now Abercrombie&Fitch and the ten former buildings which now house Ozwald Boateng and Richard James at 30/32 Savile Row.
Sartorially diverse clients include Alexander McQueen and Richard Anderson.
Renowned internationally as one of the world’s most discreetly wealthy addresses, with mansions on Eaton, Belgrave and Lowndes Squares fetching upwards of £100 million, the district offers an unrivalled environment of elegant terraces, garden squares and mews cottages.
Since 2006 Grosvenor now controls the retail and restaurant offers within the district. We are privileged to act on behalf of the estate of the Duke of Westminster.
We are equally adept at acquiring stores within SW1 and SW3 districts. We have acted on behalf of a number of luxury brands in Sloane Street, Brompton Cross and Brompton Road, Knightsbridge.
London is now ranked 2nd in the world for art sales and the gallerists keep coming to the capital. Wilson McHardy has leased 89 Mount Street to White Cube and 55 South Audley Street to Massimo di Carlo.
Upon recommendation of D. Rosen, senior partner of Pilcher Hershman we leased 25 Savile Row to Ordovas gallery at the ground floor of Derwent London’s headquarters office.
In 2013 clients Stow and Grosvenor will launch 33 Davies Street, a stunning building providing between 8,000sf and 36,000sf for potential gallery use at the junction with Grosvenor Street. We are appointed joint leasing agents.
In collaboration with architect David Adjaye, Manhattan Loft and Chatham Place are transforming Hackney Walk to create a new 300,000 sq ft fashion hub in London. Burberry, Anya Hindmarch, Aquascutum and Pringle already attract the international visitors. Full planning is received for a three phase redevelopment with creative space for off price sales. The first units should be open for Christmas 2014.
Three elegant townhouses for Edwardian families have been transformed into “maison” retail concepts. The buildings retain many of the original features and now retail bespoke jewellery pieces from Jessica McCormack and Solange Azagury Partridge. No 6 Carlos Place is the London home of luxury group Kering. Wilson McHardy leased all three buildings for Grosvenor.