Balazs gets green light for Standard hotel in London

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UK: André Balazs has received planning permission to convert the former Camden Town Hall annexe in London’s Kings Cross in to a 270-room hotel.

UK: André Balazs has received planning permission to convert the former Camden Town Hall annexe in London’s Kings Cross in to a 270-room hotel.

The property will be the first Standard Hotel outside the US, and will be Balazs’ second in London, joining the Chiltern Firehouse.

Plans for the 10 storey building include a rooftop bar and restaurant with a terrace.

Camden council approved the ORMS-designed proposals earlier this month, despite objections about the height from local residents.

The building is owned and will be developed by Crosstree Real Estate Partners, which bought the property last year from Camden council.

Ahead of the decision meeting, a planning officer report said: “A hotel is considered an acceptable use on the site given its highly accessible location and the significant employment and training opportunities that the proposal would bring to the area.”

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