Edwardian Hotels London unveils London’s deepest hotel basement

Posted in News on 17 February, 2017

Edwardian Hotels London has celebrated the ‘Bottoming Out’ of its bold new development in Leicester Square. Developers have now reached the lowest point of more than 30 metres below ground level, making it the deepest hotel basement in London.

Edwardian Hotels London marks this milestone in partnership with project engineers, Arup, and project developers, McGee.

The £300m investment from Edwardian Hotels London, will open its doors in 2019 and will have a huge impact on this area of London, affirming the hospitality group as a key player within the capital for decades to come.

The site will include bars and restaurants, two Odeon cinemas, a banqueting suite and leisure facilities in the six levels below ground. Above ground, the hotel will offer 350 high quality rooms and suites.

To acknowledge today’s events, Edwardian Hotels London has also placed a time capsule in the basement area, containing blue prints, newspapers, and CGIs of the development.

Iype Abraham, Commercial Development Director at Edwardian Hotels London, said: “At Edwardian Hotels London we have a great heritage of improving existing properties and we have always wanted to develop our own site. This is an exciting hotel development in a cultural and entertainment hub of the capital. It is our aim to continue to invest in Leicester Square, and complement the surrounding West End area, attracting both Londoners and tourists alike to the area.”

Rob Steul Creative Director at Edwardian Hotels London, said: “The look and feel of the hotel is an important factor in attracting people. The modern four-sided island site will ensure accessibility for the public to the various bars, cinemas and the hotel itself. As we continue to offer stand-out experiences for guests, the entertainment and leisure facilities at the site are also crucial in creating a unique atmosphere. We want to offer a destination, so that when people come to visit this property, they find everything they need here.”

Neil Hooton, Associate Director at Arup, said: “Building such an ambitious project in a highly-populated and iconic area is an exciting challenge. The structure of the building makes smart use of the space and allows for a huge variety of facilities to feature right in the heart of London. Reaching the bottom of this landmark basement excavation is a key milestone, and we look forward to now laying the building foundations and beginning the build back up to ground and beyond.”

Brian McGee, Managing Director at McGee, said: “We are used to working across a wide range of sectors and projects, ensuring that innovative solutions are used to get the job done to an incredibly high standard. This project stands out not only due to the sheer scale of operating above and below ground, but also because of the ambition to include such a variety of facilities.”

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