This project came as quite a surprise. Edward Chapman’s menswear store, next to the old Stock Exchange office tower project, wasn’t incorporated into that development site. It looked as if it would be an unfortunate orphan, but now the Executive Group have proposed to build a 13 storey hotel that will also see the space in the heritage part of the Exchange (and the new-build part of the lower floors) used as hotel rooms as well.
The architects for the new 13 storey building are Studio One, while the conversion of the new building to hotel use is by Iredale Group with ZGF Cotter. This new building will have 106 hotel rooms. The model (left) is the revised design – the first version (above) was not supported.