Scheme at 55 Broadway was sold to developer last year

Plans by EPR Architects to turn the former headquarters of London Underground at 55 Broadway into a luxury hotel have been given the green light by Westminster council planners.

The grade I-listed building (pictured), drawn up by architect Charles Holden, best known for designing many of the stations on the network, will be turned into a hotel to be operated by Blue Orchid Hotels.

55 Broadway

The hoteliers, a subsidiary of property investment firm Integrity International Group (IIG), which bought the building last year, secured the council’s approval after submitting “detailed heritage led proposals” to restore the art deco gem.

The plans include the adjacent 100 Petty France and Wing Over Station blocks, part of the wider 55 Broadway complex.

Built between 1927 and 1929, the building was upgraded from grade II to grade I listed status in 2011 but is now unfit for most modern office uses. It was sold by Transport for London to IIG last summer.

Trilogy Real Estate has been working with Historic England on the scheme as development manager. Project manager is Quartz Project Services, employer’s agent Buchanan Hartley, structural engineer Elliott Wood and MEP engineer Hoare Lea.

Transport for London moved out of 55 Broadway, which sits above St James’s Park tube station, earlier this year.