East Hill & Trinity Road

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Corner of East Hill & Trinity Road
Sloping the massing in response to the neighbouring properties helped to maximise the site’s potential
Design process
Relationship of the proposals with neigbouring buildings played a key part in the design process
‘Hub’ spaces
Study of the internal ‘hub’ spaces
Next generation for hotels
Layout incorporated the next generation of hotels’ design philosophy to create public ‘hub’ spaces
Contextual response
Gable roof design reflects the adjacent St Mary Magdalen Church
Public entrance
The double height recessed entrance creates a welcoming entrance without restricting pedestrian and vehicular movement
Aerial view
Aerial view of existing site and surrounding context
Consent granted for one of the first 4-star hotels near Wandsworth town centre and set within a challenging urban site. The £14 million hotel comprises 122 bedroom suites, business academy, complete with conference rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a gym, as well as a basement parking.

The luxury hotel will sit on a complex site, bounded by roads on three sides, with a church and presbytery on the fourth. The scheme is also visible from two adjacent conservation areas.

Our concept for the new hotel is a response to its urban setting by subdividing the exterior composition into three main components, each responding to its neighbouring buildings in terms of scale, massing and selection of materials. 

The building’s height cascades down from the north, which gives the scheme a presence on this prominent hilltop corner location, yet compliments the three and four storey Victorian houses to the south of the site. At the rear of the building, the hotel’s extension on East Hill has been designed to appear as a sympathetic addition to the adjacent church.  A similar addition on Huguenot Place serves the same function next to the presbytery.

The materials selected articulate the three main architectural elements. A combination of red brick and bronze standing seam cladding has been proposed on the extensions to provide a transition between the existing townscape and the new hotel. The main building is clad in buff-coloured brick combined with a zinc-coloured metal rainscreen cladding to give a contemporary look; the façade incorporates elements of bronze in reference to the two transitional buildings.

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Hotel on a challenging & prominent site
East Hill & Trinity Road
39-41 East Hill
Wandsworth, London

Client

Eclipse Hotels

Sectors

RIBA Stages

Proposed use

Site history

Former car showroom and offices

Site area

0.2

Gross internal area

6,164

Density

N/A

Plot ratio

1:3.8

Construction value

14,000,000

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