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Friday01 August 2014

Assael submits six-storey south London hotel for planning

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Assael Architecture has submitted plans for a six-storey hotel and business academy on a prominent site in south London.

The scheme, which would replace a derelict car showroom in Wandsworth, includes a 122-bedroom hotel, conference facilities, restaurant, gym and basement parking for 25 cars.

The development is a scaled-down version of a previous application for the site on East Hill which was withdrawn following local objections.

That involved an extra storey, 158 rooms, a smoking terrace and twice as much parking.

But the new plans have also attracted criticism. The local West Side Residents’ Association described the design as “a massive and rather monotonous structure” which was “in no way comparable to the rather more considered design” of the residential development on the other side of the Trinity Road underpass.

The association felt the existing open feeling created by a forecourt would be eliminated by the hotel being built right up to the pavement.

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