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Axiom Architects
Whitbread Group
London, UK

We provided structural and civil engineering and sustainability consultancy services for a project on 5 Strand, an iconic location that can be found in the heart of the Trafalgar Square Conservation Area.

We worked to convert an existing planning consent for an office redevelopment into a new application for a 690-key hotel in a condensed programme. Our involvement coupled with feedback from the planners has pushed the design team to go beyond brand standards to explore alternative material specifications and M&E systems. We are also the BREEAM assessors for the project, targeting BREEAM outstanding for this new Premier Inn hub which will be a flagship hotel for Whitbread.

The development is situated over numerous LUL tunnels including an escalator shaft. Key to the application’s success was getting LUL approval. The scheme is GLA referable which has involved early-stage carbon optioneering, and the submission of a Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment and Circular Economy Statement to GLA standards.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Axiom Architects
Client
Whitbread Group
Location
London, UK

We provided structural and civil engineering and sustainability consultancy services for a project on 5 Strand, an iconic location that can be found in the heart of the Trafalgar Square Conservation Area.

We worked to convert an existing planning consent for an office redevelopment into a new application for a 690-key hotel in a condensed programme. Our involvement coupled with feedback from the planners has pushed the design team to go beyond brand standards to explore alternative material specifications and M&E systems. We are also the BREEAM assessors for the project, targeting BREEAM outstanding for this new Premier Inn hub which will be a flagship hotel for Whitbread.

The development is situated over numerous LUL tunnels including an escalator shaft. Key to the application’s success was getting LUL approval. The scheme is GLA referable which has involved early-stage carbon optioneering, and the submission of a Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment and Circular Economy Statement to GLA standards.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Axiom Architects
Client
Whitbread Group
Location
London, UK
Sheppard Robson
Ploberger Hotel Group
London, UK

By adding leisure, culture, and educational spaces to a constrained infill site, the redevelopment of Boundary House creates new social opportunities in the Fenchurch Street area. The building will nearly double in size, from 8 to 15 and create 11,221 sqm of floor space for a 311-room hotel for the Ploberger Hotel Group.

We explored multiple options to retain as much of the existing building as possible. The 1950s reinforced concrete frame was in poor structural condition, with carbonation and reinforcement cover issues. Shallow floor-to-ceiling heights with only 2.2 metres of headroom below the numerous downstand beams would have required significant column removal to create the hotel’s room layout and ensure the curvature of the façade aligned with the street.

Structural investigations showed that the existing core was inadequate for additional wind load and increased vertical transport requirements. This meant we needed to balance elements of reuse with creating a new core.

The basement and ground structure have been retained and the new superstructure frame in steel has demountable metal deck composite floors to allow the frame to be deconstructed and optimised for reuse of materials. While the existing superstructure was no longer fit for reuse in situ, the aspiration is to apply circular economy principles as far as possible, including the use of second-hand steel for parts of the frame, to reduce embodied carbon.

The proposed greening strategy will also see 45 trees planted at roof level and includes green and blue roofs, targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Sheppard Robson
Client
Ploberger Hotel Group
Location
London, UK

By adding leisure, culture, and educational spaces to a constrained infill site, the redevelopment of Boundary House creates new social opportunities in the Fenchurch Street area. The building will nearly double in size, from 8 to 15 and create 11,221 sqm of floor space for a 311-room hotel for the Ploberger Hotel Group.

We explored multiple options to retain as much of the existing building as possible. The 1950s reinforced concrete frame was in poor structural condition, with carbonation and reinforcement cover issues. Shallow floor-to-ceiling heights with only 2.2 metres of headroom below the numerous downstand beams would have required significant column removal to create the hotel’s room layout and ensure the curvature of the façade aligned with the street.

Structural investigations showed that the existing core was inadequate for additional wind load and increased vertical transport requirements. This meant we needed to balance elements of reuse with creating a new core.

The basement and ground structure have been retained and the new superstructure frame in steel has demountable metal deck composite floors to allow the frame to be deconstructed and optimised for reuse of materials. While the existing superstructure was no longer fit for reuse in situ, the aspiration is to apply circular economy principles as far as possible, including the use of second-hand steel for parts of the frame, to reduce embodied carbon.

The proposed greening strategy will also see 45 trees planted at roof level and includes green and blue roofs, targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Sheppard Robson
Client
Ploberger Hotel Group
Location
London, UK
Ellis Miller Architects | Studio Anyo
Shoreditch Village Holdings | citizenM Hotels
London, UK

The citizenM London Shoreditch Hotel is a mixed-use development off Shoreditch High Street.

The scheme includes the ten-story citizenM hotel, ground floor commercial units, and a seven-story residential block. The hotel is formed of prefabricated steel pods, manufactured, and delivered to the site with windows and internal fittings pre-installed.

The pods sit atop a steel transfer frame which spans the width of the building and supports a hung steel mezzanine housing the hotel bar and club lounge. Fabricated outrigger steel columns complete what is an elegant solution to a constrained site. Sitting directly adjacent to the existing London Overground viaduct, careful monitoring was required during the construction works. Below ground created further challenges, with a medieval burial ground requiring an archaeological dig to be undertaken to preserve and remove significant finds.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Ellis Miller Architects | Studio Anyo
Client
Shoreditch Village Holdings | citizenM Hotels
Location
London, UK

The citizenM London Shoreditch Hotel is a mixed-use development off Shoreditch High Street.

The scheme includes the ten-story citizenM hotel, ground floor commercial units, and a seven-story residential block. The hotel is formed of prefabricated steel pods, manufactured, and delivered to the site with windows and internal fittings pre-installed.

The pods sit atop a steel transfer frame which spans the width of the building and supports a hung steel mezzanine housing the hotel bar and club lounge. Fabricated outrigger steel columns complete what is an elegant solution to a constrained site. Sitting directly adjacent to the existing London Overground viaduct, careful monitoring was required during the construction works. Below ground created further challenges, with a medieval burial ground requiring an archaeological dig to be undertaken to preserve and remove significant finds.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Ellis Miller Architects | Studio Anyo
Client
Shoreditch Village Holdings | citizenM Hotels
Location
London, UK
Squire and Partners
Mapeley
London, UK

We are providing structural and civil engineering services for the proposed conversion of the Grade I listed Custom House into a luxury hotel. The building's historic importance demands that alterations to the listed fabric are sensitive and agreed with Historic England.

The proposal to install an additional two stories above requires justification of the redundant capacity in the masonry walls of the existing building. For the East Wing, which was rebuilt following WW2 bomb damage, our proposal includes a façade retention with a new internal frame which better uses the footprint of the building and provides additional space for hotel rooms and amenities.

Sitting on the north shore of the Thames, the building lies in an active floodplain. This requires us to carefully manage agreements with the Environment Agency, Port of London Authority and the Marine Management Organisation.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Squire and Partners
Client
Mapeley
Location
London, UK

We are providing structural and civil engineering services for the proposed conversion of the Grade I listed Custom House into a luxury hotel. The building's historic importance demands that alterations to the listed fabric are sensitive and agreed with Historic England.

The proposal to install an additional two stories above requires justification of the redundant capacity in the masonry walls of the existing building. For the East Wing, which was rebuilt following WW2 bomb damage, our proposal includes a façade retention with a new internal frame which better uses the footprint of the building and provides additional space for hotel rooms and amenities.

Sitting on the north shore of the Thames, the building lies in an active floodplain. This requires us to carefully manage agreements with the Environment Agency, Port of London Authority and the Marine Management Organisation.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Squire and Partners
Client
Mapeley
Location
London, UK
Baker Brown
Glyndebourne
Glyndebourne, UK

The Croquet Pavilion at Glyndebourne Opera House is a sustainable architecture project that utilises materials sourced within a 50-mile radius of the site. The design team includes Elliott Wood, Baker Brown Architects, Biohm, Local Works Studio, and Braden Timber Structures.

The pavilion's construction uses innovative materials such as structural glulam from ash trees on the estate, cladding from discarded champagne corks, mycelium insulation grown on-site, and wall tiles made from waste glass and lobster shells. The design also minimises concrete usage by 75% with trenches filled with compacted construction waste.

Designed for demountability and material reuse, the team is exploring the development of material passports for the reuse of structural elements. The pavilion will provide dining space and a croquet pitch to visitors of the opera house, supporting the cultural institution and promoting sustainability.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Baker Brown
Client
Glyndebourne
Location
Glyndebourne, UK

The Croquet Pavilion at Glyndebourne Opera House is a sustainable architecture project that utilises materials sourced within a 50-mile radius of the site. The design team includes Elliott Wood, Baker Brown Architects, Biohm, Local Works Studio, and Braden Timber Structures.

The pavilion's construction uses innovative materials such as structural glulam from ash trees on the estate, cladding from discarded champagne corks, mycelium insulation grown on-site, and wall tiles made from waste glass and lobster shells. The design also minimises concrete usage by 75% with trenches filled with compacted construction waste.

Designed for demountability and material reuse, the team is exploring the development of material passports for the reuse of structural elements. The pavilion will provide dining space and a croquet pitch to visitors of the opera house, supporting the cultural institution and promoting sustainability.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Baker Brown
Client
Glyndebourne
Location
Glyndebourne, UK
David Miller Architects
Marylebone Cricket Club
London, UK

Part of the world-famous Lord's Cricket Ground, the Media Centre was the first all-aluminium, semi-monocoque building when constructed in 1999. Working with David Miller Architects, we were appointed to the 2017 refurbishment of the centre.

A complex and high-profile project, the refurbishments included doubling the area of the existing mezzanine floor plate, reworking internal layouts and updating the existing services.

Designed to accommodate over 100 journalists, radio and television commentary boxes, and standing 15m above the ground, the project was complex. We reverse-engineered the existing structure to assess capacity for supporting additional floor areas and the new gantry. We created 3D models of the existing structure and used these to coordinate new service routes and the new gantry with the existing structure.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
David Miller Architects
Client
Marylebone Cricket Club
Location
London, UK

Part of the world-famous Lord's Cricket Ground, the Media Centre was the first all-aluminium, semi-monocoque building when constructed in 1999. Working with David Miller Architects, we were appointed to the 2017 refurbishment of the centre.

A complex and high-profile project, the refurbishments included doubling the area of the existing mezzanine floor plate, reworking internal layouts and updating the existing services.

Designed to accommodate over 100 journalists, radio and television commentary boxes, and standing 15m above the ground, the project was complex. We reverse-engineered the existing structure to assess capacity for supporting additional floor areas and the new gantry. We created 3D models of the existing structure and used these to coordinate new service routes and the new gantry with the existing structure.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
David Miller Architects
Client
Marylebone Cricket Club
Location
London, UK
EPR Architects
Bow Street Hotel Ltd
London, UK

NoMad London adapted and reused Bow Street Magistrates Court & Police Station into a 5-star hotel and Police Museum.

The transfromation of the Grade II-listed building included rooftop extensions and numerous isolated alterations to the existing fabric to accommodate the layout of the 91-key hotel.

Within the courtyard of the existing structure, we designed an eight-storey reinforced concrete frame extension including a two-storey basement requiring underpinning of the existing building.

The NoMad Restaurant is situated in a former vehicle yard that was previously used as an unloading point to take criminals and defendants, including Oscar WIlde, to their prison cells or impending court cases. The newly built three-storey atrium restaurant acts as a link space between the historic Bow Street Police Station and a new-build extension.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
EPR Architects
Client
Bow Street Hotel Ltd
Location
London, UK

NoMad London adapted and reused Bow Street Magistrates Court & Police Station into a 5-star hotel and Police Museum.

The transfromation of the Grade II-listed building included rooftop extensions and numerous isolated alterations to the existing fabric to accommodate the layout of the 91-key hotel.

Within the courtyard of the existing structure, we designed an eight-storey reinforced concrete frame extension including a two-storey basement requiring underpinning of the existing building.

The NoMad Restaurant is situated in a former vehicle yard that was previously used as an unloading point to take criminals and defendants, including Oscar WIlde, to their prison cells or impending court cases. The newly built three-storey atrium restaurant acts as a link space between the historic Bow Street Police Station and a new-build extension.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
EPR Architects
Client
Bow Street Hotel Ltd
Location
London, UK
Dexter Moren Associates
GLH Hotels Management
London, UK

We carried out a detailed feasibility for the possible refurbishment and extensions to the existing buildings of The Royal Horseguards Hotel (Whitehall Court) and The National Liberal Club. These two buildings were constructed at slightly different times and with different architects. Whitehall Court (Archer & Green) predates The National Liberal Club (Alfred Waterhouse) by approximately three years and was completed in 1884. Whitehall Court is a load-bearing masonry structure whereas The National Liberal Club, which was completed in 1887, consisted of a steel frame surrounded by masonry. This means that the steel frame of The National Liberal Club predates the steel frame of The Ritz by some twenty years.

We found extensive archives of the existing building construction which enabled the feasibility of the proposed works to be addressed earlier. A review of phasing for the works allowed the Client to plan for the refurbishment whilst retaining the use of the hotel during construction. Pynford systems allowed walls to be removed in sensitive areas without the need for extensive and intrusive temporary works. This allowed the hotel to operate while these works were carried out.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Dexter Moren Associates
Client
GLH Hotels Management
Location
London, UK

We carried out a detailed feasibility for the possible refurbishment and extensions to the existing buildings of The Royal Horseguards Hotel (Whitehall Court) and The National Liberal Club. These two buildings were constructed at slightly different times and with different architects. Whitehall Court (Archer & Green) predates The National Liberal Club (Alfred Waterhouse) by approximately three years and was completed in 1884. Whitehall Court is a load-bearing masonry structure whereas The National Liberal Club, which was completed in 1887, consisted of a steel frame surrounded by masonry. This means that the steel frame of The National Liberal Club predates the steel frame of The Ritz by some twenty years.

We found extensive archives of the existing building construction which enabled the feasibility of the proposed works to be addressed earlier. A review of phasing for the works allowed the Client to plan for the refurbishment whilst retaining the use of the hotel during construction. Pynford systems allowed walls to be removed in sensitive areas without the need for extensive and intrusive temporary works. This allowed the hotel to operate while these works were carried out.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
Dexter Moren Associates
Client
GLH Hotels Management
Location
London, UK
EPR Architects
Poultry Tenant Limited
London, UK

The Ned is an adaptive reuse project that transformed the Grade I Listed Midland Bank building into a central London location for the Soho House brand. 

This complex project involved adding floors, extending a new core over 12 stories to the basement to house the hotel and leisure facilities. As well as installing a new swimming pool on the roof. The existing steel frame is complex, with many transfer structures supporting the upper level frames, which required careful analysis and checks due to the significant increases in load.

Below ground, the Northern Line expansion runs directly under the new core. We developed a raft solution for the new foundation and worked closely with both the Bank Station upgrade team and the TfL Asset Protection team to gain approval.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
EPR Architects
Client
Poultry Tenant Limited
Location
London, UK

The Ned is an adaptive reuse project that transformed the Grade I Listed Midland Bank building into a central London location for the Soho House brand. 

This complex project involved adding floors, extending a new core over 12 stories to the basement to house the hotel and leisure facilities. As well as installing a new swimming pool on the roof. The existing steel frame is complex, with many transfer structures supporting the upper level frames, which required careful analysis and checks due to the significant increases in load.

Below ground, the Northern Line expansion runs directly under the new core. We developed a raft solution for the new foundation and worked closely with both the Bank Station upgrade team and the TfL Asset Protection team to gain approval.

Hotel & Leisure
Architect
EPR Architects
Client
Poultry Tenant Limited
Location
London, UK