Queen Hithe Hotel - Bennetts Associates


Queen Hithe Hotel - Bennetts Associates
Queen Hithe Hotel
Queen Hithe Hotel
City of London
The project redevelops a historic riverside site southeast of St Paul’s Cathedral,
replacing a disparate group of 1960s buildings with a new 224-bedroom hotel and nine
private apartments.
Located on the north bank of the Thames, the
project connects the area near St Paul’s with the
old Queen Hithe dock and completes the northern
riverbank walkway between the Tower of London
and the Millennium Bridge.
Constrained by St Paul’s Cathedral’s heights and
a retained bridge structure over Upper Thames
Street, the hotel’s distinctive wedge shape gently
slopes down the length of the site, from Huggin Hill
to the north to the Queen Hithe dock to the south.
The building’s facades consist of layers of
materials. A stone base anchors the building in the
City while upper floors , clad in lighter, reflective
materials, include deep reveals providing solar
shading and brightly coloured surfaces to further
animate the façade.
The lower levels of the eight-storey scheme
will house the hotel’s public spaces, including
restaurant and conference areas. At the south
end, the double-height glazed reception area
and first floor hotel bar will have spectacular
river views overlooking Shakespeare’s Globe and
the south bank. Hotel bedrooms predominantly
face east and west and will have angled windows
looking towards St Pauls, St Mary Somerset and
St James Garlickhythe. Three of the nine riverside
apartments will sit above the hotel bar on the
riverfront, with the remainder in the adjoining
block to the east.
Bennetts Associates