Ennismore | EPR Architects
A study in space and sound.
Inspired by the diversity and originality of the spaces around it, the Shepherd’s Bush Hoxton Hotel is a brand new London development.
The nine-floor hotel has a restaurant in the basement and ground-floor levels; an ‘apartment’ suite with meeting rooms; and a spacious and relaxed seating/informal working areas.
The development involves the demolition of an existing office building to make way for the new 214-key hotel. An important consideration for the project team was ensuring the new larger building was sympathetic to its location.
The hotel faces Shepherd’s Bush common, sits in front of residential buildings, and neighbours the Dorsett hotel – a Grade II listed pavilion building. We helped to reduce the height of the overall building by designing an alternative bedroom ventilation strategy and incorporating a fire engineered solution.
Supporting the business case.
The client’s other key challenge to us was to maximise the room numbers in order to build a stronger business case for the scheme. To enable this, our Acoustics team developed a ‘slim wall’ construction between guest bedrooms. This space-saving innovation increased the hotel room count while also comfortably exceeding the acoustic brand standards for sound between rooms. The result? A happy client, plus pace and serenity for the future Hoxton Hotel guests.