Camden Town Hall Annexe is being transformed from the former Camden Council offices into a contemporary 270 bedroom hotel.
Situated directly opposite St Pancras Station the iconic, brutalist building was built in the 1970s by Camden’s own architects and engineers. It was designed as an office to house the council’s staff and was used until 2014 when they moved to a new purpose built office in the new Kings Cross development.
The existing 8 storey building is being retained and refurbished throughout. The facade is made up from individual structural precast concrete panels which have been retained and cleaned. New slim framed windows have replaced the tired originals.
The ground floor accommodates the hotel reception, bar and restaurant, with a new façade made up of timber framed windows and precast concrete panels. The new garden to the south re-engages the building with its local context, providing a tranquil escape from the bustle of Euston Road beyond.
Three new storeys have been added to the top of the building, the form of which has been derived from the host building below, and clad in new stainless steel and glass panels. Two of these floors provide hotel bedrooms, whilst the top floor is dedicated to the new restaurant and bar, with a roof terrace above.
The top floor is served by an external shuttle lift which will glide up the north face of the building opposite St Pancras.