Home » References » Novotel Paddington, UK
References

Novotel Paddington, UK

Dexter Moren Associates

The Novotel London Paddington provides a significant contribution both visually and functionally to Development Securities' Paddington Central business park by providing both a glittering landmark and an active frontage to a new public square.

Featuring copper based brass and gold shingles, the building creates a strikingly different visual amongst neighbouring glass-clad office blocks. The golden shingles reflect the setting sun on the west elevation, turning to an intense orange as the sun sits lower in the sky - over time the brass based tiles will evolve and patinate into a rich brown colour to reveal jagged gold 'slashes' across the four sides of the main tower. The gentle undulations particular to the copper sheet catch and reflect the light to create movement and interest to the elevation and bring light into the public square.

Bespoke BRE testing has rated the facade A+, while overall the building achieves the equivalent of excellent BREEAM rating and will gain 19% of its energy from a geothermal central borehole.

The hotel sits in a challenging environment beside the main Paddington railways and the A40 Westway. A key feature in its development was the construction of a high level, wide span, structural deck to facilitate flexibility for the later construction of 'Crossrail' beneath the hotel. This requirement results in structural transfer from podium to tower via massive columns and beams that are reflected in the hotel design.

Internally the 'New Generation' Accor hotel incorporates conference and meeting spaces; leisure facilities including a pool; a bar and restaurant area opening out onto a landscaped square; and a tower of 206 rooms including three penthouse suites positioned to take advantage of views to the west.

Project team: Lead architects - Dexter Moren Associates Masterplan architects - KPF

Main contractor - Ardmore

Share: 

Building

Owner: 
Development Securities
Completion date: 
2008
Country: 
United Kingdom
Zip code: 
W2 6BD, UK
City: 
London
Street: 
3 Kingdom Street

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Facades/shingle
Type of building: 
Hotels, accommodation
Copper used: 
Brass
Golden alloy
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Dexter Moren Associates
Address & description: 
57d Jamestown Road London NW1 7DB, UK

Awards

Season: 
2009

Find out more

Nick Hay

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Find out more by following this link.

Accept