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Hotel on Soho post sites wins planning permission

Posted on: Tuesday 29th of May 2018

soho_hotelPlans for an upmarket 176-bedroom, seven-storey hotel on the Wardour Street sites of Deluxe’s UK post-production house Encore, sound studio Angell Sound and VFX/grading house Freefolk, has been given the go-ahead.

Design and architect studio MoreySmith has been cleared to create the Soho hotel development, which will retain the facades of the Film House and Mentorn House buildings on Wardour Street while demolishing the rest of the buildings as well as demolishing 20 St Anne’s Court and to the rear of 138-140 Wardour Street.

Architect trade journal Building Design (BD) has reported that the planning permission has now been given. It says Westminster planners said they “considered swapping the building’s current office use for hotel space was acceptable, and that the hotel scheme would not have an adverse impact on neighbouring residents.” Not only would the Soho offices of numerous post-production and visual effects companies be lost, the development will severly impact on  noise levels in the area, which is home to many other post-production houses.

The likelihood of the proposed hotel development has moved closer, concerted action will be required to prevent the development going ahead.

City of Westminster planning



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