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, T. 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 85 studio-to-five bedroom apartments.
The existing 580,000 sq ft building will be largely retained and partly 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 pool. An internal quadrangle courtyard accessed from Horse Guards Avenue will offer an exclusive arrival experience along with alfresco dining.
Client: 57 Whitehall | Services: Architecture | Size: 125 guest rooms and 85 apartments