Nomad London, Covent Garden

Paul Basham Associates were approached by Sydell Group to support with a planning application for a car free development in Bow Street, London.

The Brief

Sydell Group's proposal was to redevelop Bow Street Magistrates Court & Police Station to provide a 91 bedroom luxury boutique hotel with restaurants, bars and a police museum. The development was planned to be car free due to its central location.

Our Approach

The application site had been subject to various planning applications but was never redeveloped. Given that previous developments on the site had previously been considered acceptable to Westminster City Council in terms of highways and accessibility, Paul Basham Associates prepared a Transport Statement outlining the updated development proposals including the reduction in quantum of hotel rooms, cycle parking provision based on the most up to date policy and the Delivery and Servicing arrangements.

Due to the central location of the hotel and the high level of footfall nearby, a Servicing Management Plan was prepared to set out a strategy for managing goods vehicles arriving and departing the site. Once the site received planning permission, we also undertook extensive discussions with Westminster City Council to agree the detailed design of the public realm surrounding the existing building. This involved undertaking a Threshold Survey to ensure that the levels between the site boundary and the highway were flush.

The Result

The scheme was granted full planning permission and is fully operational. We are delighted to have assisted Sydell Group in bringing the grade II listed building back into use as a luxury hotel.