This approved redevelopment of an underused office site in Aldgate provides a new 20 storey mixed use building with 3,500m2 of office space at the lower floors and 182 short stay serviced hotel rooms at the upper floors.
At ground level a large open plan reception with ancillary café / bar spaces is proposed. This will activate the main street frontage along Leman Street and Alie Street.
A generous 400m2 landscaped roof terrace is proposed at the fifth floor providing a relaxing outdoor space that will offer the tenants a refuge from the city streets below. A viewing terrace at roof level will also offer tenants an additional amenity space with 360 degree views of the city skyline.
The site redevelopment will enhance urban greening and biodiversity by providing ‘stepping stone’ habitats for the local wildlife at roof level. It is designed to meet a ‘zero carbon’ target for regulated CO2 emissions aiming to achieve a minimum of 45% CO2 emissions reduction on site through the energy hierarchy measures and it will aspire to be zero carbon through potential additional savings and carbon offset payment.
Client Pearl & Coutts
Location Aldgate, London
Scope Mixed use – Aparthotel and Office
Planning Authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Planning Architect Stockwool