Projects > Ten Trinity Square
- 10 Trinity Square, London EC3
- Client: Reignwood Investments
- Size: 45,522sqm / 490,000sqft
- Services: Architecture
Designing for Heritage
The conversion of the historic Beaux-Arts Grade II* listed former Port of London Authority building in the City of London, designed by Sir Edwin Cooper in 1922, into a Four Seasons hotel and apartments. Apartments have been constructed above the hotel for private sale and a new elegant glazed rotunda in the courtyard references the original rotunda damaged during the Second World War. Following an ‘East meets West’ theme, the redevelopment references the history of the building as a centre for international trade and dialogue.
This complex redevelopment is the product of a careful collaboration with an international client, consultant and design team. As lead architect and executive interior designer, we have worked closely with the contractor, including a team of craftsmen and artisans, to carefully repurpose the existing spaces in the building, inserting new elements, textures and materials to create a thoroughly contemporary blend of history and hospitality. A new basement, excavated under the existing building, posed additional structural and archaeological challenges while the coordination of services through the new elements and existing historic fabric was essential to the success of the scheme.
The finished hotel has 100 guest rooms and 41 apartments, two restaurants - La Dame de Pic London and Mei Ume - and the Rotunda Bar; the historic UN Ballroom, a second function room called Merchants’ Hall, a suite of club and meeting rooms on the second floor and a luxurious spa and fitness centre.
Ten Trinity Square, London EC3 was named AA Hotel of the Year London 2018-19 at the annual AA Hospitality Awards, and the Mei Ume Restaurant in the hotel was named Best Overall UK Restaurant at the 2018 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, and also winner in the Luxury Restaurant category. The hotel was Runner Up in the 2017 City of London Building of the Year Awards and shortlisted in the ‘Listed Buildings over £5m’ category in the 2017 Architects' Journal Retrofit Awards.
It was winner of the annual City Heritage Award in 2019. The accolade is given to the Best Conservation or Refurbishment Project in the City of London. The plaque was unveiled by The Lord Mayor of the City of London in the hotel’s UN Ballroom, the historic setting for the inaugural reception of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946.