The Old Tower Bridge magistrates court and police station in London, which was designed in 1905 by John Dixon Butler, is to be transformed into a new boutique hotel.
Opening in Autumn 2018 in Tower Bridge, The Dixon will join Dominvs Hospitality Group and be operated as part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection of hotels.
The hotel marks part of Dominvs’ plan to drive the boutique hotel sector forward and will be located in a prime position close to The Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the new Bridge Theatre.
The building is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, undertaken by contractors McAleer & Rushe. The company has previously worked with Dominvs on the design and construction of two hotels at Aberdeen Airport, as well as a property in Manchester.
The Dixon will be home to 193 bedrooms, nine suites, plus a Courthouse café, with interior design headed up by twenty2degrees.
Design details include simple brickwork, large windows and modern furniture from British designers alongside more classic pieces and curated artworks from local artists.
Jay Ahluwalia, on behalf of Dominvs Group said: “Travellers no longer want just a comfortable night’s stay, they want to be immersed in the local community. The Dixon will offer a unique take on the boutique hotel experience offering guests a neighbourhood feel in the heart of the capital.”