W London Hotel

Jestico + Whiles, Soho, London, 2011

 

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Five Star hotel with 192 bedrooms in London’s West End, including a spa and 11 penthouse apartments

The ten-storey building on the site of the former Swiss Centre houses retail, leisure and residential accommodation spread over 18,500m2. There is also 3,000m2 of retail/leisure space.

Twin-wall construction provides the facade to the hotel levels with an outer glass veil hanging from the eighth-floor level. The inner skin is covered with solid unitised panels with integrated punched windows.

The glass veil has a ceramic frit artwork or varying patterns and densities, finished to reflect the Portland stone in the area.

Three large feature areas are enclosed by double- or triple-height recessed curtain wall areas.

Data

  • Begun: Mar 2009
  • Completed: Jan 2011
  • Floor area: 17,000m2
  • Sector: Hotel
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • CO2 Emissions: 61.04kg/m2/year
  • Address: 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London, W1D 6QF, United Kingdom

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