New York hotel developer Masterworks Development Corporation, owner of the Club Quarters hotel brand, is aiming to build the 340,000 sq ft tower at 13-14 Appold Street, just within the London council’s southern boundary.
The 390-room hotel will fill the top 27-floor section of the 156m high-rise with offices filling out the lower 16 floors of the tower and podium.
The existing seven-storey Bavaria House building will be vacated in July with demolition scheduled to take place in November.
This will clear the way for a three and a half-year construction programme, with the year-long basement programme due to start in March.
The superstructure will be mainly concrete columns with post-tensioned floor slabs. An 18-month fit-out phase is expected to get underway in the summer of 2017.
- Architect: KPF
- Structural engineer: WSP
- Services engineer: Grontmij
- Transport engineer: Arup
- EIA Consultant: Waterman Group
In London, the hotel group has already developed four hotels at St Paul’s, Trafalgar Square, Lincoln Inn Fields and Gracechurch Street in.