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City Approves New Minories Hotel Tower

This new hotel-driven project designed by Mackay and Partners for the edge of the fringe of the City of London has been recently approved by the Corporation's planning committee.

The scheme is being developed by Endurance Land and sits on part of the defunct Beetham Trinity project that fell victim to the financial crash of 2008 at 24-26 Minories, the address the project takes its name after.

The development consists of a part 7 part 16 storey hotel with 291 bedrooms plus a ground floor bar. Sadly there won't be a restaurant on the top floor, this is instead to be occupied by plant machinery. Occupying the hotel will be the Motel One brand.

In terms of the scale of the scheme, the proposed 16 floors fits in with nearby medium rise buildings such as Latham House and St Clare House which are 13 and 15 storeys respectively.

The shorter part of the building is situated nearest Minories allowing the scheme to be set back from the road fitting in in terms of scale with the lower part of Latham House which it neighbours. It boasts solid white cladding that contrasts with the blue glazing of the taller hotel element. Decorating the blue glass will be vertical strips of medium blue and red, with the fašade overrun that conceals the plant floor having lighter glazing added to it too.

Approval of the development marks the latest part of a plan by the City of London to allow for the creation of a greater number of hotel rooms within their boundaries, the shortage of which has been seen as something hampering their position as the leading business district in the capital.

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24-26 Minories

24-26 Minories
Latham House

Latham House
St Clare House

St Clare House
24-26 Minories, London
24-26 Minories, London