SAVE CORK STREET
Standard Life are putting part of their extensive property portfolio on Cork Street up for sale. This would destroy 7 art galleries including The Mayor Gallery which was the first gallery on Cork Street in 1925. Selling this huge development would destroy almost 90 years of history. Cork Street is renowned throughout the world as an art collectors paradise and clients come from around the world to come and see, and buy art there. Students come from around the UK to study there and its location to the Royal Academy make it a convenient and very central place for them to do so.
Destroying over half the street to make room for Bond Street fashion retailers and hedgefunding businesses would destroy what has become one of London's cultural heritages. Bond Street fashion can stay on Bond Street. Like Savile Row is famous for tailors, Cork Street is famous for Art. It has become a London landmark and we should leave it this way.
Please sign up and help petition against yet more corporate greed that will turn this cultural hub into yet another faceless and bland part of the city and help Cork Street maintain its position on the Art world map. Threatening to raise rents will also drive the galleries out. We ask for a substantial lease on these properties so that we can stay here for years to come.
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Jacqueline Simcox commented
As an art dealer I value Cork Street as a renowned centre for art. It attracts wealthy collectors from all over the world, who also benefit out hotels, restaurants, taxis and many other UK businesses. If we undermine the UK art world we diminish the richness and diversity of life which is our culture.
Matthijs Erdman commented
I support this campaign!!!
Fabio Rossi commented
Another example of greedy developers with no concern for the cultural life of the city
Anne Anthony commented
What a shame !
Jos Ruijs commented
Keep the character of Cork Street authentic
Thierry Renard commented
Sad world where these kind of petitions need to be set up to state the obvious. As an artist of The Mayor gallery I fully support this campaign.
John Churchill commented
Cork Street and its galleries are one of the joys of London!
Yota Strigopoulou commented
I support the campaign to maintain the character of Cork Street
Metzler Pierre commented
Each time I am in London I enjoy coming to Cork Street and admiring the great exhibitions and shows.
Robert Upstone commented
I support the campaign to preserve the integrity and character of Cork Street.
Graham and Christine Benson commented
Cork Street must remain the home of London's greatest collection of galleries and art inspired buildings and not be replaced by more boutiques , expensive bars and restaurants (we have the excellent and fine value Mulligan's on tap !) and other emporia already well catered for on the area. Our heritage must be defended .
Martin Summers commented
I support the campaign to keep Cork Street an Art Street
Karin Padgham commented
Please help save this street's wonderful galleries and preserve its history and character
Neha patel commented
Please support this cause!
Would be a great injustice to lose such an important part of London's art-world.
The Mayor Gallery commented
Galleries numbers 22 - 28 are all in jeopardy. We must act now to stop this from happening.