Historic listed buildings and hotel development
Hope Street Hotel’s phases one (completed in 2004) and three (completed in 2021) are housed in historic listed buildings and much consideration has been given to the reuse of original materials bringing them back into full sustainable use including:
• Original brickwork, pitch pine beams, cast iron columns cleaned, restored and left exposed contributing to the hotel’s city chic design.
• Original stonework cleaned restored and exposed.
• Sandstone and Portland stone from the exterior of the Blind School reused in feature walls in our spa.
• Original handrails from stairwells restored and reused in the spa.
• Original 1930s parquet flooring rescued, refurbished and reused in 16 bedrooms – approximately 400 square meters.
- Our first expansion (completed in 2009 – we call it Phase 2) saw the hotel extend next door into a 1960s’ police station. Instead of demolishing the station, an ambitious award-winning design was drawn up for its re-use and the structurally sound reinforced concrete framework was incorporated into the extension’s design, dramatically reducing environmental impact.
- All the timber used in the building’s construction was bought from sustainable sources, and all the paints used in our interiors are environmentally friendly.
- All hotel corridors are carpeted with seagrass – an eco-friendly option that is both sustainable and biodegradable.