The London Trocadero, near Piccadilly Circus in Central London, was originally built in 1896 as a restaurant. In 1984 the complex reopened as an exhibition and entertainment space, and is now being redeveloped into a hotel.
CampbellReith was appointed to provide structural and geotechnical engineering services for this £40m 660 bedroom hotel project in 2014.
The hotel concept is to be a window-less pod hotel with compact rooms. It will occupy the eastern half of the Trocadero block with facades onto Coventry Street, Rupert Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.
Among engineering challenges of the project is the fact that the site comprises three existing buildings of varying ages and construction to be converted and refurbished to a hotel: the proposed development requires the justification of these buildings for hotel use.
Justification for structural works was needed for Crossrail 2 and the London Underground Limited. The Trocadero site is within the safeguarding zone for Crossrail 2 and adjacent to the Piccadilly underground line.
CampbellReith was able to provide justification to the satisfaction of both authorities.