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South Place Hotel / Allies and Morrison

© Guy Montagu-Pollack © Guy Montagu-Pollack © Guy Montagu-Pollack © Guy Montagu-Pollack

From the architect. South Place is a new eight-storey boutique hotel designed by Allies and Morrison for owner and developer Frogmore. Situated in the heart of the City, interior design is by Conran + Partners and D&D London is the hotel’s operator.

© Guy Montagu-Pollack
© Guy Montagu-Pollack

Located near Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, South Place has 80 bedrooms, two restaurants - one with a rooftop terrace, three bars, conference and private dining rooms. Since opening last month the hotel has already established itself as a destination in the City.

© Guy Montagu-Pollack
© Guy Montagu-Pollack

Located on a narrow City block, the brief for the scheme was to maximise the potential of the site with a building which would fit into the streetscape and respond to its immediate context. Its eaves align with the neighbouring blocks and the cladding to the facades folds back to form a mansard roof with dormer windows cut into it.

© Guy Montagu-Pollack
© Guy Montagu-Pollack

The façade is composed of a layered surface, the innermost composed of glass and a bronze coloured metal and the outer is an aluminium rainscreen panel which articulates the plan arrangement of the hotel rooms within the overall structure.

© Guy Montagu-Pollack
© Guy Montagu-Pollack

Sustainability was an important consideration from the outset of the design and the scheme is designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent and provide CO2 savings of 40% below Part L 2006 requirements. 

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