Further to their May 2021 acquisition of the prestigious Wellington Block in Covent Garden, revolutionary lifestyle brand The Other House has been granted planning permission to begin transforming the island site into an innovative Residents’ Club.
Located moments from the famous piazza, The Other House Covent Garden will offer the brand’s signature Club Flats, with public areas comprising a destination bar, casual bistro and a rooftop bar. A private members’ area will offer a restaurant, spa with vitality pool, and hi-tech fitness centre.
The landmark property comprises seven separate historic buildings, including a former rectory, with plans to create a beautiful inner glazed atrium and to add a further three floors, affording guests excellent views across central London.
Partnering once again with architects Falconer Chester Hall and Interior Designers Bergman Design House, The Other House Covent Garden promises bold, distinctive design alongside state of the art facilities. The second property in the brand’s portfolio – The Other House South Kensington opens in spring 2022 –embodies their forward- looking concept in a new era of slow travel, combining apartment-style living with hotel-style facilities, whatever the length of stay.
Naomi Heaton, CEO and Founder, The Other House said: “We are simply thrilled to have reached another milestone on our journey creating The Other House brand. Our Covent Garden site embodies everything we want to achieve – sensitively restoring a historic space in prime central London and transforming it into something that truly caters for the modern, global traveller and the local community.”
Alastair Shephard, Partner, Falconer Chester Hall Architects said: “The approved scheme will help to transform this corner of Covent Garden, providing a distinct offer within a unique collection of buildings. Proposals will blend modern interventions and historic assets, connected by a spectacular atrium acting as a vibrant heart to the city block. The scheme will also set an exemplar for sustainability, through re-use, adaptation, urban greening and energy efficiency. It has been a pleasure working with such forward thinking owners and work is already underway to deliver the scheme.”
The Other House – Background
Launched in 2019, The Other House is a joint venture partnership between London Central Portfolio (LCP), leading real estate investment advisory in Prime Central London and APG, the largest pension provider in the Netherlands. It has acquired two substantial assets in South Kensington and Covent Garden. Further acquisitions are planned in central London and internationally.
The Other House is a new lifestyle brand of Residents Clubs which will redefine the hospitality market. Effortlessly combining home comforts and apartment-style living with hotel services, residents can stay for a day or a year – think hotel meets private members club. It is cool, intriguing, bold and committed to sustainability – rather like our residents – and with everything available on The Other House app, it is their other house for as long as they are in town.