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    One Crown Place, a new property development in the City of London, has unveiled plans to transform a humble row of six Georgian townhouses into a boutique hotel.

    The developers will be keen to ensure the original fixtures and fittings, and the historical look of the properties, will remain at the forefront of the transformation. The buildings, which date to the early 1800s, will be reimagined into a luxury hotel pegged to launch early in 2020.

    Interior designers Bowler James Brindley have been appointed to look after the project, and bring the six townhouses into one.

    The designers say their company “reflects an English attitude of eccentricity, understatement, quirkiness, and inclusion”.

    An English attitude of eccentricity, quirkiness, inclusion…

    Bespoke Hotels will operate the new five-storey venture, which will have 41 bedrooms, which will begin at £295 for a one night stay.

    Somewhere in the redesign, a 100-cover restaurant and bar will take shape, alongside a members’ club which will likely tie in with the One Crown Place project more widely.

    One Crown Place is an emerging hub in the City, with private property in two new towers.

    The architects are working to a brief of “imagination and efficiency”

    One Crown Place, in the developers’ words, is “a building that challenges the perception of what the City stands for today, radiating confidence from its prismatic silhouette and offering a welcome antidote to ubiquitous concrete and glass towers. Here a new generation of contemporary taste-makers are invited to make their home within sight of the City’s iconic boundaries”.

    London and New York-based architects KPF are working to a brief which combines “imagination and efficiency”. As well as securing a distinctly modern look and feel, the design is taking extra care to respect the wider community, by ensuring the towers block little to no natural light to the streets and inhabitants below.

    One Crown Place has two property towers designed with prism-like silhouettes, and will repurpose some buildings nearby, including these Georgian townhouses. The project is set for completion in 2020.

    Adam Bloodworth / 01.02.2018

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