Frogmore reveals plans for London boutique hotel

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    Frogmore has secured planning permission to transform 3 & 4 South Place, close to Liverpool Street Station in London EC3, into an 80 bedroom boutique hotel.In November 2009 Frogmore agreed a deal with D&D London to operate a luxury hotel on the site on a 35-year lease basis.

    The 22,000sqm boutique property has been designed by Allies and Morrison, while Conran and Partners, owned by D&D London’s majority shareholder Conran Holdings, will design the hotel’s interior.

    The hotel will contain 80 luxury bedrooms and suites, private dining and conference facilities, restaurants and bars. These will include a brasserie and bars on the ground floor, and a 7th floor rooftop restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the City skyline.

    Demolition of the existing buildings on the site and construction work on the new hotel is scheduled to start later this year, with the property set to be open to the public in summer 2012.

    Gerald Eve is Frogmore’s planning consultants for the scheme and Gerard Nolan & Partners advised Frogmore on the transaction.

    Frogmore, managing director, Paul White said: “We are delighted that the London Borough of Islington has granted approval for our plans at South Place. The hotel will be just what this location needs and will mark the next stage of regeneration in the area. D&D has the perfect background for this luxury development and securing their commitment on a long term basis is a major coup for Frogmore.”

    D&D London, chairman and CEO, Des Gunewardena said: “We are very pleased to be working with Frogmore. I have known Paul White and his team for many years and they completely understand our aspirations for this site. Their efficiency in securing this planning permission has already proved them to be an excellent development partner for us and I’ve every confidence that together we can make a success of it.”

    Daniel Fountain / 17.03.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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