Description of 41 Kingsway
41 Kingsway (Waterman House) is a hotel development in London WC2.
Originally built in 1912 as offices, the Victorian neo-classical building will be converted into hotel with 40 Pod-type rooms.
41 Kingsway is located on the junction between Kemble Street and Kingsway and within the Strand Conservation Area.
Originally the headquarters for L.G Sloane who were suppliers of rubber bands, playing cards and Waterman pens.
2018 - New planning application is submitted for the use of the upper floors as a Pod hotel visitor accommodation (with 40 rooms providing 304 bedspaces) (sui generis), together with a cafe (Class A3) at ground floor and basement level; and associated alterations and extensions. Compared to the hotel permission, this application proposes ‘Pod’ type
rooms/ dormitories, and a cafe/ coffee shop without primary cooking facilities. The basement and ground floors are occupied by a building society (Class A2) with the remainder of the upper floors in office use (Class B1). Architect NP Architects. Westminster Council Ref. No: 18/06098/FULL.
2015 - Planning permission for the development designed by Brimelow McSweeney Architects. Use of part basement and part ground floor as a restaurant (Class A3) and use of part ground and first to seventh floors to provide 14 residential flats (Class C3). External alterations including extension and new dormer windows at roof level. Westminster Council ref. no. 15/03597/FULL.