The redevelopment project will be led by Squire and Partners, with the hotel expected to open in 2022. The architectural firm said it will retain the Grade II-listed site and two adjacent buildings, as well as create a green space in the surrounding grounds.
The new design will remain “sympathetic to its physical and historical context”, while newer extensions and alterations will be replaced with “quality” contemporary buildings that use a “discreet” colour and material palette.
The ground floor of the former Magistrates’ Court will house the site’s bar, restaurant and café, as well as front desk services for the hotel.
The new development also includes the addition of a “generous lobby”, while other facilities include a gym, pool, conference centres and generous parking spaces.
Meher Nawab, CEO of London Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted to have achieved planning consent for this high-quality development that is not only respectful to the local heritage, particularly regarding the Magistrates’ Court, but will also bring this brownfield site back into vibrant and viable use.
“As ever, our focus is to create considerate, design-led quality developments that will boost the local areas in terms of their economy, employment opportunities and their community.”