New Planning Application
The Aziz Foundation has submitted a planning application for prayer space in the basement of London’s iconic Trocadero building, to serve the Muslim community who live and work in the West End and to provide a community space to those of all faiths and none.
The application is for the use of upper and lower basements and ground floor as a place of worship and community centre. (Use Class D1). Westminster Council ref. no. 20/00726/FULL.
The space would use a small part of the basement of the Trocadero and be open between 11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
The Piccadilly prayer space would cater to the needs of those Muslims in the area, in a similar way to prayer spaces at Selfridges, Westfields and Heathrow Airport.
The prayer space would take up less than 1.5% of the total space of the Trocadero, a unique building that comprises shops, restaurants, nightclubs and the recently opened 740 bed Zedwell Hotel, and soon to open London’s largest rooftop bar with the capacity for 1,200 people.
The prayer space’s interior design has taken its inspiration from the rich heritage of the Muslim world. It will offer a tranquil environment; a space for contemplation, reflection and prayer for all those who want to participate. In addition to the main prayer space, which will offer equal space to both male and female Muslims, there will be a contemplation room open to all, providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Additionally, a seminar room would be available for use by the local community. There would also be a small café on the premises. The estimated usage of the building is typically expected to be less than 100, except for the Friday afternoon prayer, which will attract near capacity attendance.
To find out more visit azizfoundation.org.uk.
26/05/2020 12:04 by Buildington
Zedwell London Piccadilly at Trocadero will be taking bookings from 14th February 2020.
Prices at the time of writing start from £64 a night.
The flagship Zedwell will comprise over 700 guestrooms, occupying an estimated 10 levels. As well as welcoming more retailers, food & beverage operators and quirky experiential hangouts, The Trocadero will also be home to one of London’s biggest rooftop bars with a space to hold an estimated 1000 people. Below ground, guests will be able to access the new hotel directly from Piccadilly Circus underground station; connecting the this iconic building directly to London’s tube network as well as to one of the world’s busiest airports, London Heathrow.
In 2020, Criterion Hospitality look forward to welcoming three more hotels under the Zedwell brand: Edgware Road (120 rooms) Great Russell Street (220 rooms) and Greenwich (122 rooms).
25/01/2020 17:20 by Buildington
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience will be launching the largest maze yet in the heart of London at Trocadero in Spring 2019.
The new site at the London Trocadero will cater for the unprecedented demand experienced by the Islington venue since 2016 with 32 all-new games, a new Maze Bar and, for the first time, all day opening hours and on-the-day ticket purchases. The Maze will also open up to a younger audience by offering games for 13 years old and up. The move to Shaftesbury Avenue follows the success of the attraction since launching via Indiegogo back in 2015.
Tom Lionetti-Maguire, Co-Founder of Little Lion Entertainment, commented: "The past few years has seen success beyond our wildest expectations and the culmination of this, is launching our new flagship venue on Shaftesbury Avenue. To be opening an attraction in the Trocadero, that I went to as a kid, feels like a dream… We believe this will set a new standard for entertainment in London and we can’t wait to show it off to people."
Though the Maze is relocating the current games will not be going with them as all of the challenges in Shaftesbury Avenue will be brand new.
The new maze can be found at 22-23 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EJ.
Find out more at the-crystal-maze.com.
17/11/2018 07:10 by Buildington
Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s Fire Solutions division will be installing sprinkler systems at a new hotel in London’s Trocadero.
The building is currently undergoing major transformation to be converted into one single hotel with 740-beds. The hotel will employ approximately 200 people and will feature a keyless entry system, rain showers and instant messaging with staff.
PTSG’s Fire Solutions division will install sprinkler systems throughout the hotel. Sprinkler systems are the most effective means of life and property fire protection available, limiting any outbreak of fire to a small area, which is especially important in such a large hotel.
PTSG’s engineers helps clients across the UK meet the demand for dependable fire safety systems, with a comprehensive fire solutions provision comprised of the installation and maintenance of wet risers, dry risers and sprinkler systems, emergency lighting and fire extinguisher services.
Read more at ptsg.co.uk
29/10/2018 19:48 by Buildington
City of Westminster is planning to grant planning permission today for the Trocadero development - Use of part basement levels, part ground and part first to eleventh floor levels as a hotel (Class C1) comprising up to 740 bedrooms; erection of entrance canopy on Shaftesbury Avenue and plant enclosures at levels 07 to 11 and associated works; erection of roof extensions, plant, pool and terraces at levels 12 and 13 for use as a restaurant and bar (Class A3 and A4). Ref. no 17/08541/FULL. Planning design by Scott Brownrigg.
See more at westminster.gov.uk/planning
06/03/2018 13:17 by Buildington
Planning permission has been granted for:
7-14 Coventry Street - Use of lower ground, ground and mezzanine levels as a museum (Class D1) with ancillary retail and cafe floor space at ground floor level, installation of replacement shopfront to Coventry Street elevation and alterations to entrances on Rupert Street elevation, and associated external alterations.
Source: Westminster City Council
Ref no: 15/05483/FULL
Decision date: 10 Nov 2015
10/11/2015 17:30 by Buildington
Criterion Capital will overhaul the retail offering at the Trocadero as part of an active asset management programme for its holdings in the Piccadilly area.
Criterion Capital has appointed Savills to launch a new retail scheme - The Trocadero Buildings - comprising two units offering 16,150 sq ft (1,500 sq m) and 41,885 sq ft (3,892 sq m) respectively.
Asif Aziz, CEO of Criterion Capital, comments: “Following the success of the Crown Estate in re-asserting Regent Street as a flagship retail destination, we are seeing a ripple effect into Piccadilly. This presents us with an opportunity to reposition the Trocadero in response to growing interest from national and international retailers.”
Anthony Selwyn, head of Central London Retail at Savills, adds: “Just as Regent Street has re-emerged as one of London’s most attractive destinations, there is a clear opportunity to replicate this in and around Piccadilly. These prominent sites offer a rare opportunity for a foothold in this thriving part of the West End.”
With some 30 million people passing through the centre each year, the new retail units are expected to attract strong interest from fashion, sports and confectionary and lifestyle brands.
Source: Criterion Capital www.criterioncapital.co.uk
21/02/2014 13:36 by Buildington
Application received by Westminster City Council:
Variation of Condition 27 of planning permission dated 08 November 2012 (RN: 12/02540) for erection of a two storey extension at eighth and ninth floor levels; use of part basement, sub-basement, part ground to ninth floor levels as a hotel (Class C1) comprising of 527 bedrooms and 56 aparthotel rooms with a rooftop bar and associated terraces at eighth and ninth floor levels; use of part ground, first and first floor mezzanine levels (Rupert Street frontage) for residential purposes (Class C3) comprising 1x1, 6x2, 1x3 bedroom flats, use of part ground and first floor levels as a retail unit (Class A1). Reconfiguration of the loading bay on Rupert Street, alterations to the shopfronts on Shaftesbury Avenue and internal alterations at all floor levels. (Site includes Vernon House, 40 Shaftesbury Avenue) namely, alterations to the Shaftesbury Avenue façade at ground to fourth floor.
Source: Westminster City Council www.westminster.gov.uk/planning
Ref. no: 13/01638/FULL
Date: Thu 21 Feb 2013
06/03/2013 13:41 by Buildington
Planning permission granted for:
Erection of a two storey extension at eighth and ninth floor levels; use of part basement, sub-basement, part ground to ninth floor levels as a hotel (Class C1) comprising of 527 bedrooms and 56 aparthotel rooms with a rooftop bar and associated terraces at eighth and ninth floor levels; use of part ground, first and first floor mezzanine levels (Rupert Street frontage) for residential purposes (Class C3) comprising 1x1, 6x2, 1x3 bedroom flats, use of part ground and first floor levels as a retail unit (Class A1). Reconfiguration of the loading bay on Rupert Street, alterations to the shopfronts on Shaftesbury Avenue and internal alterations at all floor levels. (Site includes Vernon House, 40 Shaftesbury Avenue).
Ref. no: 12/02540/FULL Decision date: 8.11.2012
Source: Westminster Council Weekly Planning Permissions www.westminster.gov.uk/planning
06/01/2013 00:16 by Buildington
Was surprised to find Funland closed today. Website says:
Due to unforeseen circumstances Funland is closed at the moment. Our emails and telephones do not work at the moment but as soon as we get everything up and running we will try to answer your messages as soon as we can. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
15/04/2012 22:11 by
New planning application submitted for -
Refurbishment and change of use of presently unused areas/levels of the Trocadero to provide a 666 room pod hotel, (Class D2 ) space, 4,711 sui generis space comprising nightclub, casino, CCTV area, (Class A1) retail, (Class A2), (Class A3), (Class B1), (Class C1) hotel, and (Class C3) residential and enlargement and improvement of the delivery area in Rupert Street.
Source: Westminster City Council weekly lists 18.03.2012, Date received: 15.03.2012, Ref. no. 12/02540/FULL. Find out more about this application www.westminster.gov.uk.
28/03/2012 09:53 by Buildington