25th February 2019

Planning permission granted for London Hotel

A new build 145 room hotel on Paul Street, Hackney has recently gained planning permission by the London Borough of Hackney.  Working alongside, Jestico + Whiles, Elementa Consulting and others, we devised the Structural Engineering design to RIBA Stage-2 for this proposed 11 storey building located close to Old Street in central London.

The site is long overdue redevelopment having been vacant and used as a carpark since the 1970’s.  The new hotel will reinstate the historic façade line along Paul Street and Kiffin Street to the rear and assist to improve the public realm of the immediate areas.

London Director Gareth Atkinson said, “It has been a pleasure to work as part of the team on this exciting project.  Early feasibility studies have been carried out to explore all manner of different construction techniques, with modular construction at the forefront. Although the site is reasonably constrained, there is a real possibility of an accelerated construction programme by using off-site construction along with just-in-time deliveries.  The large windows and slender reconstituted stone fenestration coupled with the faceted façade with external balconies, provides unique structural challenges which will be overcome through integrating the structural frame with the glazing and finishes.”

Image courtesy of Jestico + Whiles