Crown Plaza London City
Proposed Roof Terrace
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is situated in the heart of the financial district of the City of London, originally known as Blackfriars House, the property is a Grade II Listed Structure.
The present day hotel,was originally a converstion of the former Blackfriars House offices. the listed elements retained in the conversion were restricted to the façades only with all internal and roof elements being replaced as part of the consented works at that time.
The building sits within the St Paul’s grid heights and views from the South West over Unilever House towards St Paul’s are recognised to be of the greatest importance.
Working within the St Paul’s heights grid set a strict height criterion for the development of a roof terrace restaurant at the hotel and the emphasis with this proposal was to minimise any impact on existing views of St Pauls.
Working with Central Design Studio, Planning and Listed Building Consents were granted in 2014 for a new glass extension projecting above the existing rooftop, incorporating the bar, grille and food service areas. Set back 1200mm from the existing parapet to reduce visibility from street level this arrangement also allows a degree of separation from the lower listed façade.
A glass balustrade located on the parapet will enclose the external roof terrace.
Detailed sections were prepared to support the applications and demonstrate the sight lines from surrounding streets. These help to illustrate that the proposal will have negligible effect upon both the setting of the listed façade and the context of the building.
Status : COMPLETE 2014