The Dominvs Group has been granted planning consent from the City of London Corporation for a 7,664sqm hotel on Ludgate Hill near to St Paul’s Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dominvs will develop and operate the hotel, although has not announced the brand.
The luxury hotel will offer guest bedrooms across six floors. A restaurant and spa are part of the plans, and an existing retail unit will be retained on the ground floor.
The scheme lies in the St Paul’s Cathedral conservation area and has been designed to a BREEAM Excellent level, representing the highest possible environmental and sustainability building standards.
The façade of Creed Court will be retained although existing buildings on the site will be demolished.
Preet Ahluwalia, on behalf of Dominvs Group, said: “We are immensely grateful for the hard work that has gone into this proposal by the design team, planning consultants and the local council. That the final scheme has been deemed a valuable addition to the historic St Paul’s area is a testament to this hard work. Dominvs Group is committed to developing high-quality hotel accommodation, while remaining sensitive to the treasured London locations in which we build.”
The developer also told CN that, while the details of the meeting space were still being finalised, “we will be looking to offer an unrivalled high-quality product providing the latest in cutting edge technology to fit with our customers’ business needs”.
This will be Dominvs’ second development in the capital, with work already underway on the conversion of the former Tower Bridge Magistrates Court into a luxury 200-bedroom hotel. That hotel will be in partnership with Marriott and part of the Autograph Collection. A further hotel development is planned for London on a site Dominvs acquired last year on Old Marylebone Road, Westminster.
Dominvs Group is a real estate and private equity principal organised around three core sectors: residential, commercial and hospitality.