New London Architecture

The Standard, London

Built

The former Camden Council offices is transformed into a contemporary, boutique 266 bedroom Hotel with sustainability at the heart of this conversion, creating a low carbon future for the bu

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

Winner in the WELCOMING category 
Situated directly opposite St Pancras Station the iconic, brutalist building was designed in the 1970s by Camden’s own architects.The eight storey building has been extended/refurbished throughout by Orms, to now house The Standard London, the brand’s first hotel outside the USA. The existing facade; made of structural precast concrete panels was retained and cleaned. The ground floor accommodates the reception, bar/restaurant with a new facade made up of timber framed windows and brick.  Three new storeys of steel and glass were added to the top, while a new garden re-engages the building with its context.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

Camden

Size

16559 sq m

Estimated completion

September 2019


Location

Zenith House, 8 St Chad's St, London WC1H 8BD, UK


Team Credits

Architect

Orms (envelope, shell and core and lead consultant)

Architect

Archer Humphryes (interior architect)

Interior Designer

Shawn Hausman Design

Client

Crosstree Real Estate Partners

Structural Engineer

Heyne Tillett Steel

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

Arup

Planning Consultant

Savills

Cost Consultant

Gardiner & Theobald LLP

Project Manager

Tower Eight

Contractor

McLaren

Other

Plan A Consultants (design management)

Other

Ian Chalk Architects (executive architect to planning)

Other

Standard International (Hotel Operator)

Project Manager

Opera


Listed by

Orms

Last updated on

03/11/2023


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