Webb Gray announced the completion of a major hotel project in London’s East End. The Birmingham-based architectural practice was awarded the $7.8 million contract by Accor Group to develop a 169-bedroom ibis hotel on Whitechapel Road, London.
A former office tower block was transformed into the budget hotel, which has achieved BREEAM Very Good status. The privately-funded, developer-led scheme saw Webb Gray handle everything from the initial feasibility study to the full internal fit-out.
ibis budget London Whitechapel is the first new hotel in the UK to feature the new cocoon style bedroom concept with LED-lit showers and touch-sensitive reading lights. A variety of rooms are available for one, two or three people.
Work on the ibis hotel began in October 2011 and was recently completed. The developer and contractor on the project was London-based Bamfords Trust PLC.