citizenM’s Flagship Will Be at London Tower Hill
March 7, 2014 at 8:53 AM
We’re on a roll when it comes to scoping out the latest on citizenM at the moment: the exterior of citizenM at Paris Charles de Gaulle seems pretty much finished, New York Times Square is getting ever so close to being done, and the Holborn location in London looks like this. When we walked by the latter, we wondered what the third London opening at Tower Hill would look like et voilà: here are the renderings.
This citizenM is interesting beyond the fact that it will bring more high-style, affordable hotel rooms to London: it will be the group’s flagship, and at 370 rooms, its largest hotel. It is being built over the exit hall of Tower Hill tube station, which will get an upgrade as part of the work. Opening is scheduled for the fall.
Construction follows the citizenM concept: basement and ground floor are done the traditional way, with the ground floor containing a café, bar, and the awesome living room / digital nomad workspace citizenM has. Eight floors above that, where the 370 rooms are located, are built through “modular methods”, with pods completed offsite and then craned onto the building.
The top two floors will have a SocietyM business club, something we’ll have to learn more about. We’ll head over to Tower Hill when we can to get you some live shots, but in the meantime, you can see exactly how this is being pulled off in CGI here.
[Renderings: Balfour Beatty, Preconstruct]