A 100 room hotel and mixed use scheme, including retail and student facilities for King’s College London.
Located within the rapidly changing London Bridge area the new building regenerated a long derelict site within a conservation area. Particular care was given to the scale, proportion and materiality of the building. The design responds to the historic Burgage plot subdivision and the grain of the historic yards that extend away from the High Street, creating newly accessible public spaces.
The proposed building is materially rich, with a palette of smoothcast and board- market concrete, stone, metal and brick. Visual interest is added through the variation of brick finish, mortars and stepped bonds, giving subtle distinction to the faces of the building. The result is a contemporary piece of architecture that engages with the history of the site and contributes to the future of the area.
The project, for client King’s College London, included a new student gym in the basement, as well as a refurbishment of a Grade II terraced property for rental.
The project was the winner in the New London Architecture Hotel and Hospitality category in 2017. Paul Conibere ran the project from inception up to achieving a successful planning permission and Stage 3 design.