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Rebecca Wayman

Great Scotland Yard Hotel worth over £100m due to open in Whitehall

Local developer, Galliard Group has completed the 3.5 year construction of the new Great Scotland Yard Hotel.

The site is also the former location of the original Scotland Yard Metropolitan Police HQ, which later became offices for the Ministry of Defence. Now, it is a new 93,000 sq ft five-star hotel, to be owned by Lulu Group International and operated by Hyatt.

In 2013, Galliard Group acquired a 125-year Crown Estate lease on the building which was exchanged for a forward sale of the hotel when completed to Abu Dhabi based LuLu Group International in 2016 for £110m.

Galliard’s construction division has now completed the £75m construction project to deliver the new hotel, working with hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates.

Stephen Conway, executive chairman of Galliard Group, said: “Galliard’s construction division has delivered one of London’s most outstanding 5-star hotels.

“With its iconic address and famous history, the hotel’s interior design cleverly references the building’s police and military past through the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork.”

Set to launch later this year, the new £110m seven-storey hotel at 1-5 Great Scotland Yard provides 153 bedrooms and suites.

Hotel features include interior design references to the building’s police and military past through the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork

Galliard has repaired, cleaned and restored the Edwardian façade, adding an Edwardian style feature clock, Gas-style copper lanterns and plant boxes.

Behind the retained façade, Galliard built a concrete frame to support the new hotel and have created brand new interiors over nine levels.

Don O’ Sullivan, chief executive of Galliard Group, added: “Over the last decade Galliard has built 10 hotels and the Great Scotland Yard Hotel sets a new benchmark for high quality construction and exquisite design.

“Our vision was to deliver a world-class hotel of the quality of The Mercer or the Chateau Marmont, a place renowned for exceptional service, destination dining and leisure and outstanding luxury and quality.”

The adjoining Grade II listed townhouse at No.1 Great Scotland Yard, once the home of the Metropolitan police, has been incorporated into the main hotel. It has been turned into a VIP-suite for visiting business tycoons, celebrities, musicians and heads of state.

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