The City of London has approved plans to convert the renowned 10 Trinity Square into a 415,000 sq ft (gross internal area) world-class mixed-use development, comprising 41 luxury serviced residences and a 120-room hotel.
The former Port of London Authority headquarters, 10 Trinity Square was purchased in 2010 by Singapore-based real estate group KOP Properties and Reignwood Group. Architects
Woods Bagot will oversee the transformation of the building, which was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper in 1922 and is renowned for hosting a reception in honour of the inaugural meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. More recently it housed the UK offices of Willis Insurance.
Appointed to implement a sensitive approach towards the redevelopment of this prominent London site, Woods Bagot is careful to preserve the listed elements of 10 Trinity Square. Notable additions to the existing building include the addition of two floors and expanding the public area into the existing courtyard.
Woods Bagot Principal, Rob Steul, says: “10 Trinity Square is one of the most iconic Grade II* listed buildings in London and indeed is of national importance given its history of being the first headquarters of the Port of London Authority. The original design was approved in 1912 and exactly 100 years later we have embarked on securing its next century as one of the Capital’s finest hotels and residence developments. The scheme restores the original plan form which was lost in the blitz, and creates a dynamic courtyard space which serves as the public heart of the hotel.”
Overlooking the River Thames, the development will include 41 luxury serviced residences, with residents enjoying unrestricted access to the facilities within 10 Trinity Square, including the spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, 24 hour concierge and complimentary membership to the members’ club. Club members will also enjoy exclusive access and preferred pricing of products and services within the portfolios of KOP Hotels & Resorts and its alliances.
CEO of KOP Properties, Leny Suparman commented: “We are delighted to confirm our exciting plans to transform 10 Trinity Square into a destination address within London. Our vision is for 10 Trinity Square to become a new global destination in the City of London, with a very British DNA and a timeless, classic appeal. Surrounded by old world elegance and new age luxury and with unrivalled views of the London skyline, 10 Trinity Square really will be the ultimate destination in the City, both for residents and visitors to the property.”
The plans for 10 Trinity Square will have a positive impact on the surrounding area, maximising value for the community and bringing a new mix of services and opportunities. Seething Lane Garden, adjacent to 10 Trinity Square, will be upgraded significantly to offer a more inviting public space and aspects of the development such as the restaurant, bars and spa will offer public access.
Work is set to begin this autumn and will be completed at the end of 2014.
For more information on the development, please visit www.10trinitysquare.com.
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