Designed by British-based Hopkins Architects, the new building will replace the existing offices at the site, built in the 1960s. The Peninsula London is planned to cater for both hotel guests and local customers. In addition to guestrooms and spa, the hotel will have shops, bars, restaurants and a ballroom. A grand pedestrian entrance on Grosvenor Place will be accessed from a colonnade linking to an internal ‘Palazzo-style’ courtyard.
The proposed building also includes 24-28 residential apartments with a separate leisure and spa facility, reception and entrance on Halkin Street.
Plans include improved public realm in Grosvenor Place, Halkin Street and Grosvenor Crescent, with easier road crossings, wider footpaths and new trees planted along Halkin Street and Grosvenor Crescent. The public realm proposals around 1-5 Grosvenor Place are designed by BDP, a major international practice of architects, designers and engineers, which has worked with Grosvenor since 2007.
Grosvenor and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited agreed Heads of Terms for changes to the structure of their partnership, to a pure landlord and tenant relationship, in July 2016. HSH have assumed full responsibility for project activity while Grosvenor continues its role as freeholder of the site. For more information please see the news announcement.