Portsea Mews redevelopment

Artist’s impression of how the new development will look

Proposals have been put forward for the redevelopment of Portsea Mews (located between the Porchester Place shops and Portsea Street). The redevelopment will see significant investment going into regenerate the mews, previously some residential accommodation as well as once home to Hardman & Collis (said to have been central London’s oldest car repair garage). Having now been empty for some time, the mews is in a poor state of repair and is suffering from antisocial behaviour.

Photos of the existing accommodation

The proposals are for the refurbishment and renovation of the entire mews, including the incorporation of a new entrance on Porchester Place (using what is currently Connaught Cellars, fortunately being relocated elsewhere in Connaught Village). A mixed-use development is being planned, encompassing 7 new apartments, and large new offices totalling 11,000 sq ft.

Subject to planning permission, work will start in summer 2022, due to complete winter 2023.

We’re pleased to see that the designs are sympathetic to the historical character of the area and retain many existing features. They are also designed with future sustainability in mind, with as much natural ventilation as possible as well as greening being integrated.

The building works will not be as intrusive as originally planned: a large basement was removed from the original design, in order to keep interference during building works to a minimum.

Full information and contact for the development is available on the dedicated website portseamews.co.uk – and HyPER would also be interested to hear your views.

An artist’s impression of the mixed-use development