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Redesign of Grosvenor Square approved

June 2022

We are delighted to let you know that yesterday evening Westminster City Council's Planning Committee gave unanimous approval for the redesign of Grosvenor Square.

The reimagined 6-acre garden will celebrate and preserve the square’s historic features and introduce new elements including: 

  • A shaded garden with biodiverse planting 
  • A central open garden re-instating the original 1720s oval design 
  • Waterfall canopies, wetlands and channels capturing and storing rainwater for re-use  
  • Play spaces and an education building  


See the approved designs here


This milestone follows several years of collaboration with local people, businesses, and amenity societies to ensure the redesign meets the Community Priorities. We’d like to thank everyone that helped shape the designs and we look forward to continuing the conversation with you. 


We’ll share more about what happens next soon, but in the meantime please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.  

We’d also like to thank all the teams that have been involved over the past few years, including New Practice and make:good that supported the engagement programme, as well as the various horticulture, ecology, heritage, play and sustainability experts.   


We are also delighted to announce that BDP has been appointed as Lead Architects to take forward the detailed design of the gardens. The team led by Nick Edwards and Chris Stanton have significant experience in sustainable and inclusive design on public realm and landscaping projects and we look forward to introducing them to you. 


Across our two-year collaboration, Tonkin Liu delivered an exceptional design for Grosvenor Square which led to yesterday’s unanimous approval, and we’d like to thank them for all their work and dedication to the project.