Former Tfl headquarters to become luxury hotel


The Grade-I listed former headquarters of Transport for London will be converted into a new luxury hotel after development plans were given the green light.

Westminster City Council has granted permission for the building at 55 Broadway, which was first constructed in 1929, to be transformed into a new 520-bedroom hotel owned and operated by Blue Orchid Hotels.

Tfl sold the complex, which was described as London’s ‘first skyscraper’, to the hotel company for £120m in September 2019.

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Integrity International founder Tony Matharu said: “I am delighted that we are able to move forward with our well-prepared plans for this unique location.

“Having worked closely with TfL and a number of other stakeholders, I feel we have a shared vision for the future of this complex. 

“As guardian of the heritage and historical value throughout the buildings I feel privileged to be leading this exciting project. To breathe new life into the space, create new value and to welcome everyone to enjoy this special property will be very rewarding.”

The project is being headed up by EPR Architects.

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