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Park Plaza Hotel by BUJ Architects

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[FIRST LOOK] BUJ has completes its new Park Plaza Hotel at 1 Westminster Bridge, replacing an office block which was once voted one of Britain’s most hated buildings

The recently completed 15-story hotel is situated in the heart of London’s South Bank with rooms offering views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.  

The £350 million scheme replaces a 70s municipal office building designed by the former Greater London Council (GLC)’s ‘in-house’ architects.

Following a national poll of 10,000 people by Channel 4 in 2005, the offices were revealed to be one of Britain’s most hated buildings.

The new 64,000m² hotel has 1,021 rooms, including 54 suites and penthouses, as well as six distinctive dining and entertainment facilities.

The previous structure, completed in 1974 and pictured below, fell into disuse after Margaret Thatcher dissolved the GLC in 1987.

GLC office building

GLC office building


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