Planning permission has been granted by the Westminster City Council for Gagosian to establish a new commercial art gallery at 20 Grosvenor Hill in London. TateHindle architects designed the building's exterior while Caruso St John will be responsible for the interior. The plans were submitted for approval in August but Grosvenor had already signed a pre-let deal with the gallery. Gagosian is locked in for twenty years and the gallery is eager to open it's doors, with construction scheduled to begin as soon as January 2014.
In a press release from Grosvenor, Gagosian Gallery director Gary Waterston had this to say about the approval: "With planning permission now granted, we enter an exciting phase with our partners at Grosvenor as the plans and drawings become reality. The hard work done by Caruso St John, TateHindle and all the design team shall now pay dividend as we move quickly ahead in creating what we hope shall be a landmark space to view art in the heart of Mayfair."