Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf

This site was a disused car park and disused heritage building, but adjacent to a Grade II listed building of significant heritage value.  H2O gained a valuable planning permission for a 130-bedroom hotel.

H2O's Role:

  • To carry out feasibility options for multiple uses of the site.
  • To secure a pre-let to Tune Hotels.
  • To design a scheme that enhanced the adjacent Grade II listed buildings.
  • To secure planning permission and listed building consent.

Project Wins:

  • Development of a redundant car park.
  • Refurbishment with a sustainable new use of a building of importance in a Conservation Area.
  • Opening up of the vista to the listed Cannons Workshop facade.
  • New public landscaped area to enhance the setting of the hotel and Workshop.
  • Long term income for Canal & River Trust.
  • Capital receipt and long term income for Canal & River Trust.

Project Approach:

  • Collaborative working with CRT Heritage and LBTH Conservation teams.
  • Full project partnership to overcome major design hurdles.