Client King’s College London (KCL) has selected Gilbert-Ash to design and build a 99-bed hotel and mixed use project at No 127-143 Borough High Street, London SE1.
As well as a hotel, the project includes a range of retail units, a gym for the university (repalcing King’s Pavey Gym) and an upgraded public realm. The project also includes the refurbishment of No 127 Borough High Street, a Grade II listed building, with a small retail unit on the ground floor and rented residential above for use by KCL.
Gilbert-Ash has been expanding in London with wins including a £13m contract to refurbish and extend the National Army Museum and the £20m refurbishment of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.
Managing director Ray Hutchinson said: “It is in London where Gilbert-Ash has enjoyed the most success recently and the expansion of our office reflects this. Work is progressing at a rapid pace on a £20m refurbishment of the Institution of Engineering and Technology building in Savoy Place in London, with the building due for handover in October 2015. We have also recently secured a £1m contract to work on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building on King Charles Street in Whitehall. We have formed strong relationships with our partners on all of our recent projects and this has helped to create new opportunities through repeat business as we move forward with our plans for expansion.”