Sea Containers House (formerly Mondrian London)


EPR was commissioned as lead designer and hotel architect for this exciting project comprising the conversion of Sea Containers House (formerly Mondrian London). Our objective was to create a four-star hotel that would embody the elegance of a transatlantic 19th century cruise liner.

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The hotel in the south wing and lower level of the north wing of Sea Containers House includes 359 custom-designed guest rooms and suites with balconies and river views. At ground-floor level, a new glazed entrance lobby is located beneath the south wing of the hotel and the restaurant and bar extends the hotel’s frontage along the Thames Path to the north.

The main lobby features a large external and internal copper clad wall that runs from outside the building leading guests to the entrance. The renovated building offers guests several exceptional dining experiences; a riverside bar and brasserie with outside seating and a new rooftop lounge and terrace that boasts a spectacular panorama of the river and views to the City and beyond.

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A broader masterplan aims to revitalise and enliven the public areas around the building and River Walkway and includes the creation of a new route between the River Walkway and Upper Ground on the west side of Sea Containers House.

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EPR worked in collaboration with Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, implementing and delivering their first hotel interior design concept.

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Client: Morgans Hotel Group | Services: Architecture | Size: 359 guest rooms | Collaborators: Tom Dixon