The Grade II listed Great Eastern, which forms the frontage to Liverpool Street Station, was the only hotel in the City of London and had been little altered since its completion in the late 19th century. It had a highly complex, multiphase layout with very awkward circulation and servicing arrangements.
It has now been upgraded by ourselves and the Manser Partnership to a four star, 266 bedroom hotel with associated business facilities and five restaurants. Working within the complex pattern of the existing structure on an extremely constrained site, our design successfully integrated the new and the existing, creating a dramatic atrium in the heart of the building to radically improve circulation and provide the required public spaces. Additional bedrooms have also been provided within a new two- and three-storey mansard roof spanning the complete building.