Matthew Lloyd Architects scheme for a hotel on Southampton Row for Idé Real Estate has recently been submitted for planning. The project involves the refurbishment and extension of a seven-storey, Grade II listed Edwardian building in the heart of Holborn, dating from 1905. The historic Carlisle House will be restored to its original use as a hotel, and extended to accommodate 85 bedrooms in total, a restaurant and bar, a hotel reception facing Southampton and a residential block of 9 replacement apartments. The extension immediately to the east will also further develop a TfL Crossrail ‘head-house’ structure that has recently been completed. The elevational of the new building is designed to relate strongly to Carlisle House itself, in terms of proportion, rhythm and materials. The carefully specified and detailed brickwork and double storey zinc mansard of the new building will reflect and make reference to the architecture and texture of the immediate locality.
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