The Haunch of Venison Gallery is located on New Bond Street in Grade 2 listed premises originally built in the 18th Century. In the 1900s they were extended by the addition of one of the earliest car showrooms, in a generous, top-lit salon overlooking Haunch of Venison Yard and a glazed link to connect it to the Georgian townhouse on New Bond Street. Occupying the full depth of the city block, the resulting collision of spaces and histories forms a unique piece of hidden London.
“The refurbished gallery on New Bond Street unites Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian additions celebrating the shared context of old London.”
Will Hunter, Building Design
Subsequent alterations and additions have masked the building's unique qualities. The project removes later additions and restores the original spatial arrangement of the building, improving the circulation through a new double height atrium and visual links through the depth of the site. A new double basement has been constructed under the rear section of the site to provide a private viewing room.
The large salon, whose height rises to 9m under the roof lantern, has a scale comparable with the grand galleries of the National Gallery or Royal Academy. This generosity is enhanced through the sweeping flow of its formal staircase and its singular Doric column. The conservation of these areas has sought to enhance the sense of decadent grandeur, which gives the building its unique and eccentric quality.
103 New Bond Street
Address: 103 New Bond Street / 6 Haunch of Venison Yard, London
Completion Date: July 2010
Construction Cost: £2.2M
Client: Canadian & Portland Estates
Project Manager: Bollingbrook
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers LLP
Architectural Fit-out: Selldorf Architects (New York)
Services Engineer: Max Fordham LLP
New London Award