Known as the Cannon Street Cluster, the project comprised the sensitive conversion and refurbishment of 40-46 Cannon Street, 27 Garlick Hill and 13/14 (Marc House) and 15 Great St Thomas Apostle, London EC4. AWW has created a high quality apartment hotel from existing office space, while enhancing the existing buildings and surrounding urban context.
The scheme comprises 77 studio and one bedroom serviced apartment suites arranged over six storeys in a remodelled inner city block. AWW worked with SACO for over two and a half years to achieve planning and develop a detailed design to reimagine the intricate group of buildings as a functional, welcoming place to stay.
Primarily a refurbishment project, some new build elements have been incorporated to help realise the layout. These include constructing a five storey link building and adding an additional storey atop two of the Victorian buildings on the site. The buildings were warehouses originally and have been converted from their recent uses as offices and connected together to create this facility.
Each apartment has been designed to offer guests a comfortable yet functional environment, while preserving the integrity of the period buildings in this part of the Queen Street Conservation area, overlooked by St Paul’s Cathedral. The scheme also incorporates a lounge, laundry, gym and 24hr reception to help guests make the most of their stay in the heart of the City of London. The complex creates an urban retreat in the city, where contemporary styling is matched with the trademark SACO hospitality.