London developer Galliard Group has struck a deal with the Crown Estate to build a five-star hotel at Great Scotland Yard in a deal that will involve a major restaurant fit-out project for one kitchen contractor.
The Grade II listed Edwardian building that Galliard will convert was once the original location of Scotland Yard Police Station and subsequently the offices for the Ministry of Defence.
It has acquired a 125-year lease on the 92,000 square foot premises and once complete the £100m seven-storey hotel will provide 235 bedrooms and suites including a spectacular VIP suite.
The company said the hotel would feature several lounges, a signature restaurant and cocktail bar, as well as private function rooms.
The 26-month construction programme to create the hotel will commence in January 2014 in time for completion in June 2016.
Stephen Conway, chief executive of Galliard Group, said: “Our vision is to create one of London’s most outstanding 5-star hotels. It really is a ‘blue-chip’ building with grand architecture, a fascinating history and large dramatic interiors. The street is quiet and tranquil yet on the doorstep of London’s most famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, No.10 Downing Street, the Mall and Buckingham Palace.”