The redevelopment of Camden Town Hall Annexe saw the existing 1970s concrete-frame office building transformed into a 270-bed luxury boutique hotel: The Standard, London.

The complex 184,000sqft scheme included:

  • part demolition, including the roof tops and plant rooms
  • significant structural reconfiguration, including new lift cores and strengthening of the reinforced-concrete structure
  • installation of a new three-storey steel frame and reinforced-concrete deck
  • extension to eight storeys
  • new architectural curtain walling and cladding system on the upper floors
  • installation of a scenic, external glass lift from street level to the tenth-floor restaurant

Delivering the scheme, located on a tight, prime London site opposite St. Pancras International and King’s Cross stations, required expert logistical planning.

Completed in 2019, the building is set to achieve a BREEAM status of ‘Very Good’.

In July 2018, pupils from Argyle Primary School visited the site to see the works and find out how McLaren undertakes such a project. Details of the visit can be found here: Argyle Primary School Visit Camden Town Hall

Further details of the hotel can be found here: