With the excellent transport links at Vauxhall and its prominent location close to so many of London’s business locations and key tourist attractions, the site is an ideal location for a hotel.
Ocubis is therefore in discussions with Lambeth Council regarding a hotel-led scheme to be delivered within the envelope of the consented buildings.
The original scheme was the subject of extensive consultation with both Lambeth Council and the local community and the revised scheme respects the key outcomes of this consultation. This includes the relationship between the new and existing buildings by retaining the gap between the two towers, providing a retail offer at ground floor level to create a vibrant feel to the street and delivering improved public realm.
Proposed scheme summary:
• A 600-room design-led mid-range hotel, to be operated by an international hotel operator, replacing the consented residential units
• Revised internal configurations to the floorplates of the consented residential high-rise element to allow the scheme to be adapted to a hotel;
• The retention and refurbishment of Vintage House to provide flexible and modern office accommodation with river views;
• Active uses associated with the hotel, including a restaurant at ground floor consistent with the consented scheme;
• No change to the height or design of the consented residential high-rise element;
• The improvement of Glasshouse Walk by maintaining and strengthening the link between the river and Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
The new proposal will ensure the delivery of development at the site, reinforcing its location as a high-quality riverside destination and helping to deliver Lambeth Council’s Local Plan target and the draft London Plan target for additional hotel accommodation.
It will also further enhance Vauxhall’s role at the heart of tourism and the wider benefits this would bring to local businesses.
CGI view of the proposals looking south along Albert Embankment
London Plan Policies support the provision of hotels in the Central Activities Zone (CAZ), identifying visitor infrastructure as a strategic function of the CAZ. Additionally, London Plan Policy
CGI view showing the retained and refurbished Vintage House