Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion Hotel
Originally a 1920’s cinema, the Grade II listed Shepherds Bush Pavilion has been converted into a four-star, 317 room hotel with associated leisure and retail facilities.
The golden age of cinema and the building’s exterior, have influenced the design of the interior spaces. The foyer is a grand, lantern – like volume behind the original brick entrance arch, while the atrium bar, opening off the reception, and rising to the full height of the hotel, is a magnificent surprise.
Materials and finishes make reference to the Art Deco period and are specified and detailed to aid acoustics. Curved surfaces in alternating bands of black and gold contrast with a honey-coloured Jerusalem limestone floor. Dark stained vertical timber rails clad areas of wall on the ground floor, concealing doors and aiding sound absorption.
The atrium spandrel panels are gold- painted, glass reinforced gypsum, moulded with vertical slots and acoustic backing. These are lit internally and designed to break up and absorb sound. Dark grey tinted, double-glazed windows provide sound insulation for the overlooking bedrooms.
In the foyer, the floor is inlaid with brass strips that form a series of concentric circles, which in turn are reflected in a golden coffered ceiling. Lozenge –shaped, mirrored, black steel columns and polished brass desks with granite tops are featured in the reception area.
|Client||Dorsett / Kosmopolitan Hotels|
|Structural Engineer||Expedition Engineering / URS|
|Services Engineer||McBains Cooper|
|Cost Consultant||McBains Cooper|
|Acoustic Consultant||Sandy Brown|