Mayfair residents who live next to Audley Square say they are close to breaking point as a result of incredibly loud and disruptive building works on the development site.
Noise and vibrations produced by drilling are being described as “unbearable” and flats are said to be constantly “vibrating, it’s like a constant earthquake”. Others say: “it’s a terrible feeling and also I don’t feel secure at my own house. I don’t know what do add except that the noise and vibrations are becoming worse every week.”
Blame is squarely with the Council for allowing this to happen: “Westminster planners seem unaware of the horror they have caused.” , say residents.
In recent days, cracks in residents’ walls have appeared within residential buildings and these have been attributed to the works.
Furthermore, there are complaints that builders are breaking social distancing rules, putting residents and the community at increased risk of transmission of the new variant of covid.
Councillor Pancho Lewis, Labour councillor for West End Ward, said:
“The toll that living next to endless drilling and noise produced by the Audley Square development is putting residents’ mental health and wellbeing at risk. They shouldn’t have to put up with this, they deserve far better. I call on the Council to take swift action to rein back on these building works which are clearly totally out of control.”
The Audley Square development will be a new luxury residential block in south Mayfair, only a block away from Park Lane. It was granted planning permission by Conservative Westminster Council.