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Mayfair pub to be converted into shops

A well-known Mayfair pub is set to be redeveloped in the New Year to make way for a number of smaller stores.

It is understood that the Pontefract Castle at 71-77 Wigmore Street is scheduled to be restructured by landlord F&C to create “three or four new units”, a source told Drapers.

These could be converted to suit a number of uses including catering, but at least a portion of the new space will be set aside for retail.

Retailers and caterers already trading at St Christopher’s Place have been consulted on potential occupiers for the units, and there is thought to be “a good level of interest” from a number of parties including fashion brands, though no signings are imminent.

The pub sits on the corner of Wigmore Street and St Christopher’s Place, which is already home to a number of fashion brands including Forever 21, Whistles, H&M and Phase Eight.

The redevelopment work is due to start in mid to late 2014, though it is unclear whether F&C has set a target date for the new units to open. The upper floors of the building could also be converted into residential units to sit above the newly created ground floor retail or catering space.

F&C was unavailable for comment.

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  • Just what London needs - more shops...

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