The property developer, Rockwell, together with Whitbread, has celebrated the topping out of the UK’s tallest Premier Inn hotel.
Located adjacent to Westferry DLR station, the £151m project, comprising a 400-bedroom hotel and 68 new homes, rejuvenates a formerly derelict site into a high quality mixed-use scheme moments away from Canary Wharf.
Premier Inn Westferry will be the largest Premier Inn hotel in Greater London (excluding airport sites) and will feature 80 of Premier Inn’s enhanced Premier Plus bedrooms.
Designed by architects, Simpson Haugh, and constructed by John Sisk & Son, the 30-storey mixed-use scheme, which is set for completion in Q3 2022, will also include a restaurant, café, gym facilities and a landscaped pocket park, alongside communal gardens for new residents.
Despite initial setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the construction of this development has continued on schedule whilst respecting of government’s guidance and social distancing measures.
“For my generation skyline views were reserved for boutique and top-end hotels. We’re changing that at Westferry with a 28-storey Premier Inn that will offer our customers panoramic views over London at an affordable price as well as immediate access to one of London’s top business and leisure destinations. The hotel is a landmark development for Whitbread and we’re looking forward to fitting out the building with our latest format rooms and delivering long-term economic benefits to Westferry,” said Louise Woodruff, property acquisitions manager for Whitbread.
The development is scheduled for completion in mid-2022.