Sea Containers House on the southbank of the Thames in London is to receive a £100m overhaul that will see thirteen floors of current office space being converted into a 360-bedroom hotel. A new extension to the roof from the 12th floor will also provide a new bar for the hotel.
The winning contractor to take on the project is due to be named next month and bidders include Galliford Try, Chorus, Skanska and Kier all keen no doubt to win this high profile job.
The developer is Archlane and the redevelopment plan includes extensive work to overhaul the facade of the building, which will retain its characteristic golden globes and signage.
The Thames-side building was originally conceived as a luxury hotel but was reconfigured as offices before it opened in 1978. It is named after its original owner, an international shipping company.
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