Past Portfolio

Years with Allies & Morrison

Great Northern Hotel

The grade II listed Great Northern Hotel, originally set out on the line of the River Fleet, facing King’s Cross Station, was the subject of a radical intervention by Allies and Morrison.  The design involved the removal of most of the load-bearing chimney stacks at the lower levels and dropping the raised ground floor to grade. New openings and a public arcade were also created, with the aim of opening up the ground level to the intense pressures of pedestrian traffic which flows between London’s two major railway stations of King’s Cross and St. Pancras and  the  redeveloped neighbourhood to the North and central London to the South.


Intersection with the city

Targeted insertion

A new arcade

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Past Portfolio*

King's Cross Central

Bankside 123

Liverpool One

St Andrew’s Bow

Msheireb Downtown Doha

Diwan Annex

Qatar National Archive

Amiri Guard

Msheireb Housing

MEC, Doha

Sidra Village, Doha

Cooling Tower, Doha

Great Northern Hotel

Paternoster Square

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* Projects while at Allies & Morrison

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