The redevelopment of Camden Town Hall Annexe has transformed the previous 1970’s concrete frame office building into a 266-bed luxury boutique hotel, sitting in a prime central London location opposite St. Pancreas International and King’s Cross station.
André Balazs Properties has partnered with Crosstree Real Estate Partners to convert the 150,000 sq ft Camden town hall annexe, with aspirations to repeat the success of André’s New York hotel, The Mercer. This will be the first Standard Hotel outside of the US.
Originially built in the 1970s, the brutalist building was designed as an office block to house Camden Council staff. In 2014 the council’s staff moved to a new purpose built office in London’s King Cross development.
McLaren Construction won the £20m deal to transform Camden Town Hall Annexe. The scheme included a part demolition of the existing building and significant structural reconfiguration, including new lift cores; strenthening of the concrete structure and the installation of a new three storey steel frame.
The building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM status of ‘Very Good’.
Designed by OMRS, the 266-bed luxury hotel will be refurbished throughout and now has an additional three floors. The new storeys have been added to the top of the building, which were designed to compliment the host building below; clad in new stainless steal and glass panels. The top floor is dedicated to the new restaurant and bar, with a hip roof terrace.
The ground floor accommodates the hotel reception, bar and restaurant, with a new façade made up of timber framed windows and precast concrete panels. A new garden to the south provides a tranquil escape from the city.
The top floor will be accessible via a scenic glass shuttle lift which will glide up the north face of the building opposite St Pancras.
The hotel is due to open, 2019.
Read below for the CCN project specification
CCN PROJECT SPEC
Contracts Manager: David Stephenson & Andy Fahy
CCN won the Camden town hall annexe project to supply:
- 800 Laminate doorsets with complimentary American White Oak timber frames.
- 70 American White Oak glazed timber screens.
All doorsets were designed to be in keeping with both the buildings original features and the bold design choice from Standard Hotels.
Bespoke doors were produced to replicate a nearly nautical theme with oval design vision panels.
The doors were fully serviced for architectural ironmongery, and supplied hung in frames for ease of distribution and loading on to site.
- Unique RAL powder coated oval steel vision panel sstem fully integrated in doors prior to dispatch.
- Bespoke bedroom entrance doors with raised panels factory bonded and painted.
- Raised panels supplied pre CNC prepped for project design.
- Creative shadow gap feature around architraves complimented by skirting blocks & radius corner blocks to head of architraves.
A complex loading schedule meant CCN had to deliver the project to strict deadlines and pre allocated delivery slots.