This is a significant 642 room hotel and hybrid aparthotel development which rises to 19 floors over an existing 2-storey basement. The scheme features a 393-bed hotel for Premier Inn, 249 serviced apartments for Staycity and a sixth form college on a restricted site in Paddington, London.
White Ink Architects are working with McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors to develop the planning approved design by Powell Dobson Architects and deliver a landmark project which, as part of the Paddington Basin Masterplan, will revitalise this unique location.
The façade is designed using three different types of materials – a combination of light and dark limestone and basalt cladding, metal rainscreen cladding acting as a golden feature and glazed masonry elements running vertically.
North Wharf Gardens has been designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent.
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”