May pub evening - Tuesday 21 May

Message from Susan Quinn

The next pub evening of the Hyde Park Estate Association will be held on Tuesday 21st May. As may of you will know the original site of Whiteleys department store and its subsequent shopping centre on Queensway is currently being redeveloped. This is a major project designed to preserve many of the heritage aspects of the site and which will incorporate shops, restaurants, apartments and a hotel. It is now in its early stages and will take several years to complete. As it is not directly in our area many of you may not be familiar with the development plans, so I thought it would be a good idea to hear more about it.

We are therefore very pleased that Nick Dines, Managing Director of Concilio, a specialist property sector communications company working on the development and Patrick Campbell, Partner Foster + Partners, lead architect on the project will attend our May meeting and talk us through the current plans. They will of course be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the development.

We will meet as usual from 6.15 - 8.00pm in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria on Strathearn Place. Please do invite prospective members in the area to come along as well, as this is a good opportunity for others to learn more about the HPEA and to meet our members. As many of you already know the Victoria serves delicious food so do feel free to stay on afterwards for a meal and socialise with your neighbours.