“The hotel is a designer conversion of a former office building, with 111 bedrooms arranged over lower ground, ground and three upper floors. Z Shoreditch is situated within The Bower, a new landmark quarter for Old Street, and comprises of beautifully designed, modern and inspiring offices, restaurants and retail units. More information on this exciting new development can be found at www.theboweroldst.com”
This exciting project demanded fantastic levels of attention to detail, clever spatial planning and the ability to work against the tide of a complex, historical building – the “Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms”. Built close to the busy tram and bus junction at Old Street by philanthropist Sir Thomas Lipton, this restaurant once offered very cheap meals to the poor working classes. To convert this intricate building – into one which allows for ultra-contemporary hotel accommodation and high footfall – required clever use of materials, intuitive circulation for movement and protection from high levels of noise pollution in this vibrant area of London.
Our director worked as part of a small team on five Z Hotel projects whilst at Harper Downie Architects during 2013 and 2014.