LHG make plans for £70m Greenwich hotel
London Hotel Group (LHG) has submitted plans to convert and extend a Grade II listed former Magistrates’ Court in the Ashburnham Triangle Conservation Area in Greenwich, London, to create a £70m hotel. The project will also incorporate two empty adjacent school buildings to be converted in to the 293-bed hotel. The submitted plans include the reintroduction of public access to the court building and new green space and local amenities.
Designed by architect Squire & Partners, building heights will vary from three to seven storeys, with several new warehouse-style buildings providing the bulk of the hotel rooms.
The ground floor of the former Magistrates’ Court and one of the school buildings will contain front of house hotel services such as the bar, restaurant and café. Further facilities include a gym, pool, conference centres and generous parking spaces.
The sustainability strategy for Greenwich Magistrates Court, prepared by XCO2, is targeting the achievement of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ through a combination of efficient building fabric, highly efficient centralised heat-distribution network and renewable technologies.
Meher Nawab, CEO of LHG, said: “We are proud to be submitting a design that is not only respectful to the local heritage – particularly regarding the Magistrates’ Court – but will also bring a brownfield site back into vibrant and viable use.”