A new build development comprising a 329 bedroom four star hotel for the Dalata Hotel Group Clayton brand, with associated ancillary bar, restaurant, public area and business suite.
Portland Street is characterised by a vibrant mix of business and commercial uses, the buildings are of varying age, style and quality: warehouses of red brick and sandstone from 19th century and bomb damaged gap sites that were redeveloped during the late 20th century using concrete, steel and glass.
The external appearance of the design proposal has been carefully considered; both in terms of its immediate context and more distant views. It has been crafted to visually engage with the neighbouring historic fabric and the diverse architectural vocabulary of the neighbourhood. The elevations will adopt a modern interpretation of a classical grid and display a clean surface treatment by adopting a simple modern form. The design is also underpinned by the desire to create a sense of scale, order and proportion to the proposed building.