Overnight stays at the Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court have taken on a rather different meaning since the court and adjoining police station were transformed into a luxury 193-bedroom hotel complete with a bar, restaurant, two meeting spaces and gym. Dubbed ‘The Dixon’ in reference to the original architect John Dixon Butler, the hotel forms part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Interior design blends influences from the building’s Edwardian past with more modern stylings.
Consarc Design Group led the architectural restoration work with Dexter Moren Associates overseeing the planning stage design including the construction of a new-build extension. The completed hotel is expected to achieve a ‘Very Good’ rating under the BREEAM 2014 New Construction Non-Domestic Building standard, with the new extension designed to achieve the 40% improvement in ADL2A criterion required by the London Plan. To raise the thermal performance of the building’s flat roof, whilst also providing effective drainage, Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM and Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM were installed.