Already under construction, One Bishopsgate Plaza, by Liverpool Street Station, will become a mixed-use development including private residences, Europe’s first Pan Pacific Hotel, with 237 rooms and suites, and a range of select retail outlets. The 43-story tower will also include wellness facilities, a swimming pool, meetings and events spaces and a 370 seat double-height banqueting ballroom, the first to be built in the Square Mile.
The tower is being developed by Singapore-based UOL who own and operate two leisure brands, Pan Pacific Hotels, previously known as Hotel Plaza Ltd., and PARKROYAL, an upscale regional Asia Pacific brand with 13 hotels and serviced residences offering a lifestyle approach to hospitality.
The company, UOL Group Limited is multi-faceted with global interests in property development for business and residential use and is aggressively expanding its hospitality foothold into Europe and other parts of the world. This London property will be operated under the Pan Pacific brand. The PARKROYAL brand has established a reputation for developing striking environmentally sound properties in Asia. They teamed with award-winning architects WOHA to deliver the magnificent Singapore hotel, PARKROYAL in Pickering (pictured), which won the 2016 SIA Architectural Design Award for commercial projects.
The practice responsible for the London development are PLP Architects alongside designers Yabu Pushelberg. The tower is designed to demonstrate the very high quality and ambitions of the overall development. Its form steps back as it rises, providing terraces and other amenity spaces for residents and guests. An intricately detailed façade with bronze louvres in varying configurations will provide aesthetic sophistication and contrast to the adjacent Heron Tower, with its more solid form.
Leading water leisure company World Leisure has been commissioned to build a 16.5m x 3.6m swimming pool, with 100% perimeter infinity edge, for use by hotel and domestic residents at the development. One Bishopsgate Plaza is on schedule to open in 2020.