City of Westminster, London, UK

30 Berkeley Square

New galleries and an auction space with private sky boxes for leading art auctioneers Phillips as part of our refurbishment of this prime corner site on Berkeley Square

Project Details

  • Location City of Westminster
  • Type Refurbishment
  • Area 6,000m² 64,600ft²
  • Status Complete
  • Sector
    Offices, Retail
  • Client Mercury / Phillips
  • Services Architecture

Collective Team

The building was constructed in the 1990s at the intersection of Davies Street and Mount Street, overlooking Berkeley Square. The site’s prominent position within Mayfair provides the perfect location for Phillips as one of the world leaders in the auctioning of art.

The first floor level was removed across the Davies Street frontage and onto Berkeley Square with new facades in bronze powder coated aluminium that is sympathetic to the existing building and the Mayfair conservation area.

Above the Auction House, the sixth and seventh floors were reconfigured to provide additional office space with external terraces looking out across the top of the tree canopies in Berkeley Square.

Main entrance from Berkeley Square through new double height portal
New entrance from Berkeley Square
Entrance to gallery from Davies Street

The double height glazing creates a dramatic gallery space, flooding it with natural light and providing an impressive showcase for the art on display. There is an auction room at ground and basement, and more gallery space at third floor.

Main gallery space at ground floor
Reception area
Main gallery space at ground floor
Main gallery space towards Davies Street
Stairs down to Auction Room
Auction Room with VIP 'sky boxes'
Gallery space
Gallery space
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