London – The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has granted planning permission for a 120-bedroom hotel on Pavilion Road in Knightsbridge, London, which will be designed by PRP + Hamiltons Architects on behalf of Beaumont Properties.
The scheme will cost £70m and replace a multi-story car park with a luxury boutique hotel and public facilities, including a business centre, a lounge, a restaurant and a bar. A separate fitness club, restaurant and 23,000 sq ft of retail space will be provided at ground and basement level.
The architects commented: “This development will breathe new life into the area with a high-quality, contextually-oriented contemporary architectural design that will attract people and provide a new destination for visitors and the community into this undiscovered corner of Knightsbridge. The site, which falls outside the Hans Town Conservation Area, provides a unique opportunity to deliver a contemporary building that is both innovative and contextual.
“The public realm at street level will be designed to encourage the public to approach the building and engage with the wide range of public facilities offered by the hotel that will be visible through the highly glazed external wall. With the planting of four semi-mature trees and the provision of planted gardens on its extensive roof terraces the structure will appear to its neighbours, visitors, and occupants as a tranquil oasis in this busy part of London.”
PRP and Hamiltons Architects have formed a JV to provide architectural services on this project.
PRP is a long-established architectural firm with over 100 awards to its name. An interdisciplinary practice, PRP offers a full range of design and building services including masterplanning, urban design, landscape and development consultancy.
Few know as much about housing design and urban regeneration as PRP. With over 55 years’ experience to draw on, PRP has established an exemplary track record in the design and delivery of homes and places of varying scale, complexity and diversity. PRP employs more than 250 staff across its London, Manchester and Surrey studios.
About Hamiltons Architects:
Hamiltons was formed in 1966 and grew to be 300 strong. The firm has built a reputation for well-designed buildings in the commercial sector. The range of types of completed schemes includes offices, high-end residential, hospitality and industrial / workspace.