Eric Parry Architects has won consent to demolish two buildings in London’s historic Soho and replace them with an eight-storey hotel
The practice’s proposals for 54-57 Great Marlborough Street were approved by councillors on Westminster City Council’s planning applications sub-committee.
The £130 million project will see the demolition of two buildings within the Soho Conservation Area: Malcolm Watts’ 1920s Fenton House and Ronald Ward’s 1950s Europa House.
The consented scheme is visually reminiscent of a previous office-led mixed-use proposal for the same site also by Eric Parry, which was approved in 2012 but never implemented.
More than 5,000m2 of hotel space will be created by the latest proposals, along with almost 500m2 of retail facilities and a restaurant open to the public.
A four-star, 118-bedroom hotel is planned by developer Quadrum.
Planning officers said in a report to councillors that the proposals were in line with local and national planning policy.
‘It is considered that the proposed building is of outstanding and exemplary design quality and will relate sensitively to its conservation area context,’ said the report.
Eric parry architects 54 57 great marlborough street (2)