It is always a huge pleasure when a project readily excites the team – Lansbury Hotel is a perfect example of this. The captivating tower with its finialed copper dome of this Grade II listed building dating from 1870 is enough to energize any project, and the incandescent elements of the historical edifice further reinforces the excitement.
The building was converted into a magnificent luxury hotel, serving the community with 37 unique bedrooms and suites together with a restaurant and meeting and leisure spaces in commemoration of the old Poplar Town Hall. The building was brought back to life, updating the facilities, achieving BREEAM certification for sustainable design while maintaining its historical taste and splendor.
The original poly-chromatic brickwork and ornate detailing in Portland stone of the exterior was restored through deliberate cleaning and repairing. The focal point of the interior, the grand central staircase lit from above by the large original Victorian roof-light now leads to the renews guest rooms, featuring the modern standards of an elegant hotel.
Many original details of the interior were also carefully maintained and restored – like the carved stone fireplaces and ornate coving to the high ceilings of the ground and first floor rooms and the timber roof structure that was previously hidden above the ceiling.