The Old War Office
Located in the heart of Whitehall, the Grade II* listed former government building, which has housed secretaries of state Lord Kitchener, E Lawrence and John Profumo as well as Winston Churchill during World War II will be transformed into a five-star 125 key luxury hotel and 88 one-to-five bedroom apartments.
The existing 580,000 sq ft building will be largely retained and part adapted to offer Hotel and Residential elements with the introduction of a new double-height basement and rooftop extension (strategically modelled to address key viewpoint restrictions), alongside restaurants, boutique shops, bars, a spa, a gym and a 25m pool.
An internal quadrangle accessed from Horse Guards Avenue will offer an exclusive arrival experience / drop off along with alfresco dining.
Client: 57 Whitehall | Services: Architecture | Size: 125 guest rooms and 88 apartments