Mannered hotel defers to Queen Street Station drama
January 16 2020
The proposed works will see the existing basement retained and partially extended as part of the new build after the physical and financial constraints of the current structure were found to mitigate against re-use.
Articulating their approach architects Norr wrote: “The proposed redevelopment of Queen Street Station directly opposite will establish a language of a ‘special’ building at a node and therefore it was felt important in discussions that the design at 21 West George Street follow the established rules for ‘ordinary’ buildings which recognises the fabric and character of the conservation area.”
This approach pairs rooms behind clearly articulated apertures with the limestone façade ‘folding’ into Anchor Lane, ground floor retail units will also turn the corner before the façade gives way to white brickwork and a black glazed brick base course sympathetic to its neighbours.
Suspended lighting is proposed to encourage pedestrian use of the lane as a shortcut to Queen Street Station.