Harrison Gibson Hotel, Ilford

Project: Banqueting Hall, Hotel, Restaurant and Retail


Size: 25,320 m²


Location: Redbridge


Client: Private


Construction Cost: estimated £45 m


This 1959-built department store with its Room at the Top night-club was a well-known landmark in the pedestrianised Ilford Town Centre. Planning consent was obtained in 2012 on mixed-use scheme retaining most of the existing structure and including an underground car park, two floors of retail space, 234 units for a hotel and serviced apartments, a rooftop restaurant and a banqueting hall with sweeping views towards the City and East London.


The project presents a fine opportunity for the sustainable re-use of a dilapidated iconic structure, whilst helping regenerate the town centre.


The proposals achieved an Excellent score under BREEAM 2011.

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