As lead designer in the conversion of the former Midland Bank, our design creates a seamless transition between old and new, using the finest materials in a modern context and complementing the stunning interiors. The hotel accommodation consists of 252 diverse guest rooms.
The retained interiors have been sensitively restored to emphasise Lutyens' architectural trademarks such as the stone spiral and marble staircases, original boardrooms, the walnut panelled executive offices and the impressive bank vaults, made famous in the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. The three basements have been converted into luxury recreational facilities with a spa, gymnasium and swimming pool, and the extensive marble clad banking hall on the ground floor has become the hotel’s reception and lobby with an array of restaurant and bar facilities.
Client: Soho House; Sydell Poultry LLC; Capital Construction & Development Ltd | Services: Architecture | Size: 252 guest rooms | Images ©The Ned