The Berkeley Hotel
Situated on the corner of Wilton Place and Knightsbridge in London, the Berkeley Hotel is flanked by conservation areas. The hotel – which overlooks Hyde Park – is surrounded by historic buildings.
The proposal for the refurbishment of the existing hotel building, designed by Martin O'Rorke in the early 1970s, includes provision for a general upgrade of access and a rationalisation of layout and services to enable more efficient operation in the future. At the same time, it is aimed at retaining the established identity of hotel whilst remaining sensitive to the fact that the adjacent conservation areas.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) was asked to provide a comprehensive design solution for the Berkeley Hotel site, including new retail and residential units. The client, Maybourne, has also acquired the adjacent site in order to realise the project. The Berkeley Hotel will be extended to provide a range of new rooms and suites; the existing number will increase from 214 to 241. In addition there will be a new ‘destination’ spa facility with world-class treatments and swimming pool. The redesign incorporates an expanded restaurant/bar and lounge space and an internal courtyard.
|Uses Category||Retail, Culture & Leisure|
|Gross Internal Area||30,834m²|
|The Architect||Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners|
|Ivan Harbour, Lennart Grut, Amo Kalsi, Louise Palomba, Torsten Burkhart, Benjamin Darras, Davide Costa, David Merllie, Will Wimshurst, Alison Oktay, Andrew Partridge, Michiko Sumi, Alex Kaiser, Simon Tonks, Faidra Matziaraki, Tessa Derry, Rowena Fuller, Claire Hughes, Laura Vega|
|Services Engineer||Ernest Griffin & Son|
|Access consultant||Vin Goodwin Associates|
|Lighting Consultant||Spiers & Major|
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