Project, by Legal & General Property, also involves Mace, WSP Group and EC Harris

Make Architects has been appointed by Legal & General Property (LGP) for a major central London redevelopment.

The scheme, at 7-10 Hanover Square, Mayfair, involves the refurbishment of the existing 1950s/60s 40,000ft² building and is the latest in a string of plans by LGP to develop Grade A office space in central London including schemes in Agar Street, Covent Garden, and Wardour Street in Soho.

The Hanover Square site is directly opposite the planned Crossrail Station, which is due to be fully operational from 2018.

Mace has been appointed project manager on the scheme while WSP Group will act as engineer, EC Harris as cost consultants and Gerald Eve is as planning consultant.

Nigel Fuller, senior fund manager at LGP, said the scheme provided the “opportunity to deliver high quality office space in a prime West End location, where the market remains constrained in supply.

“We are also confident that the building’s proximity to a Crossrail station will further contribute to its appeal and that Hanover Square will become the premier West End square,” he added.

LGP proposes to commence work on site shortly after securing the full vacancy of the building with the project due to be completed in 2016.

The developer is also behind the huge Central St Giles mixed use scheme next to Centre Point, built by Bovis Lend Lease and designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.