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Moor Street Client: ART Developments Ltd Location: Soho, London Project Value: £3.5m (shell & core), £4m approx. (fitout) Date: Shell and core completed January 2007 This £7.5m scheme consists of 33 hotel rooms, spa, gym, bistro, restaurant and bars in the heart of Soho. There are also three residential buildings refurbished into seven apartments within the two Grade II listed buildings. The complex triangular island site includes retained facades, new build facades and an increase of one storey upwards and 1.5m downwards. The scheme also involved six party wall awards and complex rights of lights issues. The extension of the basement involved working in close proximity to London Underground’s Northern Line tunnels. The hotel has an internal courtyard designed to link 12 buildings, previously used for prostitution, drugs and gambling, with a four flight stainless steel spiral staircase. A series of suspended walkways overlook the space, and create open and spacious access to the rooms. The owner appointed interior designers to fit out the spaces and since opening in 2011 the Z Hotel has received excellent reviews from The Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph, among others. The project is also featured in the book “Architectural Voices: Listening To Old Buildings” by David Littlefield and Saskia Lewis.

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