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Four Star Hotel Promises To Extend ExCel Centre

Part of the long-mooted plans to expand the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in east London is this new eleven-storey hotel designed by Jestico and Whiles for ExCeL London for which an outline planning application has been filed.

This allows for a four star hotel of up to 280 bedrooms, plus the usual facilities one expects in a hotel including a restaurant, café, bar, health club and various meeting rooms.

With an S-shaped floor plan, the building will feature long snaking curves on a site to the immediate east of the conference centre and to the south of the Docklands Light Railway that runs past it.

The existence of the building should not only help create a new pedestrian route from the railway to the exhibition centre, but also connect with the eastern end of ExCeL thanks to a shared podium level two floors above ground creating a raised outdoor area between the two buildings.

There is no detailed design for the scheme yet as it is in outline although the developer does aspire to a hotel which will have the architectural quality that one would expect from a landmark four star hotel in this position.

Planning permission for the extension to the conference centre was granted by the planning authorities in London in 2007 although local council Newham are now drawing up a fresh masterplan for the area.

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