Controversial proposals to turn a town hall building into a
luxury hotel have been given the green light.
American hotelier André Balazs is the man behind the
celebrity hideout Chiltern Firehouse (pictured).
Now he has been granted planning permission has been granted
for a luxury 270-bedroom hotel at Kings Cross, London.
He plans to replace the 1970s former Camden town hall annexe
with the first Standard Hotel outside the US.
Camden council approved the controversial proposals, which
were designed by ORMS, earlier this month.
As well as the Chiltern Firehouse in Marleyborne, Balazs
also runs Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont.
The building, which will take around two years to develop,
is owned by Crosstree Real Estate Partners.
Daniel Lovatt, development director at Deloitte Real Estate,
which advised on the sales, said: “We received an unparalleled level of
national and international interest. The level of demand confirms that Camden
is one of the capital’s most dynamic and active property markets.“
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