Paddington Gateway

London, W2
British Land
Resolution to grant 2017; Commission complete
185-hotel rooms and 36,000 sq ft of retail, bar/restaurant and conference facilities
Hotel, retail and leisure

Carmody Groarke, Architect

Davies Maguire, Structural engineer
Caldwell, Buiding services engineer

CBRE, Planning consultant

The Paddington Gateway Building is both a landmark and a lynchpin for the complex and vibrant Paddington Central campus. Anchored on a constrained corner site, the building introduces a 185-room, 19-storey hotel along with public amenities at its base and four upper levels. 

M3 was initially commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for the site comprising the existing management office and lift access structure. The study led to a solution that brings new vibrant functions to Paddington.  Through innovative spatial and technical design, it rationalises the existing loading area for the development; improves pedestrian movement on multiple levels with retail and leisure; realigns the entrance from Bishops Bridge Road; and addresses underground and railway-related constraints.

Related projects
Paddington Public Realm Enhancements, 4 Kingdom Street

Project highlights

  • Maximising opportunity to an underused site with c. 153,000 sq ft of hotel, retail and leisure use
  • Improving vehicular access and pedestrian connectivity between Paddington Station access, canal and the development 
  • Leading design and planning team through feasibility study, design and consultation
  • Working with Network Rail and London Underground to address access and interface
  • Gaining local authority support for amendments to masterplan, including change in use and scale
  • Supporting discussions with hotel operators