Description of 7-8 St Martin's Place
7 - 8 St Martin's Place is a new hotel within the Trafalgar Square Conservation Area in London WC2.
The existing 5-storey building is unlisted.
The site forms a whole block bounded by St Martins Place to the west, William IV Street to the north, Adelaide Street to the east, and adjoining the Grade II Star listed St Martin's Vicarage, Vestry and School to the south. The building has a frontage onto St Martin’s Place and a secondary frontage onto William IV Street. The site is located within the Core Central Activities Zone (CAZ).
2017 January - planning permission granted for the redevelopment; Application no 16/07659/FULL.
2016 August - Planning application submitted.
Proposals seek to change of use of first to fourth floors from offices (Use Class B1) to hotel (Use Class C1) accommodation together with associated works to
comprise the erection of extensions at fifth floor/ roof level to create a rooftop restaurant and bar with external terrace (Use Class A3), reconfiguration of the ground floor retail and the creation of new retail floorspace at basement level (Use Class A1), works to the ground floor entrance, replacement of existing windows, installation of new shopfronts and signage at ground floor level and installation of mechanical plant at podium and roof level. Westminster City Council ref no 16/07659/FULL.
The building designed by EPR Architects will be designed to achieve a very good BREEAM rating.
The unlisted post-war building built in late 1950s is in retail use at basement and ground floor level providing a commercial frontage onto St Martin’s Place and William IV Street. The remaining upper floors are in office use.