The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge Road

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is an extensive hotel development of 1,054 luxurious, self-contained studio guestrooms over 14 storeys.

With an impressive swimming pool and health spa, and a variety of restaurants and retail outlets, the hotel is a focal point in the regeneration of London’s South Bank.

 

Health and safety issues during the project included ensuring the coordination of a large number of workers on site simultaneously (650 at the peak), the delivery and removal of materials including huge vierendeel steel frames, and the site location on a busy London roundabout.

Various complex building methods were used during the construction including tunnel forming with a single concrete pour to create perfectly aligned casts.

1 year was cut from the construction programme due to pioneering construction methods, and 20% extra area including 200 additional bedrooms and suites were re‐designed into the project.

  • 30,000m³ of concrete used
  • 12,000m² area below ground
  • 2,500 tons of structural steel
  • 600 workers on site
  • 68, 500m² total area

Client:  Marlbray Ltd
Architect:  Uri Blumental Architects
Structural Engineer:  David Engineers Ltd
M & E Consultant:  Zvi Ronen Consulting Engineers Ltd
Principal Contractor:  G C Project Management Ltd
Construction cost:  £300 million