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Jumeirah Carlton Hotel Also known as Hyatt Carlton Hotel and The Carlton Tower

 

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  • Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, London
  • Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, London
  • Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, London

Other Information

  • Called The Carlton Tower, the hotel opened to the public in 1961 with standard rooms at 5 a night, and the 50 a night suite as the most expensive in the capital.
  • The tower is constructed on foundation that was sunk 21.3 metres into the London clay it sits on. The greatest weight a single pier carries is 952.5 tonnes.
  • Unusually, the internal concrete columns are placed within concrete walls with the architect having designed the building not around the placement of columns but rather with an internal floor plan already drawn up and the columns placed later.
  • Construction was so rapid that the building was constructed in eighteen months, and completed six months ahead of schedule.
  • Decorating the lobby upon opening was a modernist-style glass mural by artist Feliks Topolski, that depicted the London skyline of the day with St Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.

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Architect
Michael Rosenauer
Main Contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Structural Engineer
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Reference Data

Reference No.
2123
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
06-01-2015
 

Building Location

Address
Cadogan Place, London. SW1X 9PY
Council
Westminster
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1959
Construction start date
1959
Completion date
1961
Style
Modernist

Roof Height (AGL)
57.00

Total Floors (O.G)
18

Market Data

Primary Use
Hotel

Hotel Rooms
220

Metres > Feet