LHG (London Hotel Group) has won planning permission to convert the former Greenwich Magistrates’ Court into a new hotel.
In a project designed by Squire & Partners, the Grade-II listed Court and two derelict school buildings adjacent will be transformed into a 293-bedroom ‘boutique’ hotel.
The buildings, ranging from two to seven storeys high, will house the new bedrooms and a bar, restaurant and café, while a gym, pool and conference space are also included in the plans.
The hotel is expected to open in 2022.
Meher Nawab, CEO, LHG: “We are delighted to have achieved planning consent for this high-quality development that is not only respectful to the local heritage – particularly regarding the Magistrates’ Court – but will also bring this brownfield site back into vibrant and viable use. As ever, our focus is to create considerate, design-led quality developments that will boost the local areas in terms of their economy, employment opportunities and their community.”
The planning permission for the Greenwich Magistrates’ Court site tops a strong year for LHG, which saw the family run business accommodate more than one million guests across its portfolio of hotels, including the Best Western Plus London Croydon Aparthotel.