The Gate Aparthotel in Aldgate, East London Hotel Building Images, Residential Architecture News

The Gate Aparthotel in Aldgate

18 Feb 2021

Design: Stockwool

Address: Aldgate, London, UK

The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate

The Gate Aparthotel

A new Aparthotel in Aldgate creates a landmark scheme for Reef Group on the city fringe, providing a new accommodation offer for the area.

The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate

This new project by Stockwool has redeveloped the former run down commercial units to provide a 189-bed, 21-storey Aparthotel. Despite the relatively modest footprint of the site, space is maximised to accommodate 8,707m2 GIA.

Located close to Aldgate East station and Brick Lane, the aparthotel features a reception at ground floor and a business lounge on the fifth floor with a residents roof terrace. The upper floors of the scheme offer panoramic views over London.

The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate

Guided by the existing building’s triangular footprint the design draws on New York’s Flat Iron building for inspiration resulting in a landmark building which successfully responds to its varied context and the challenging site constraints. It includes a brickwork base, in keeping with the surroundings, and a bronze-framed façade on the upper floors.

Prefabricated elements were used to save construction time and improve quality. Precast brickwork was assembled by specialists off site and integrated with the traditional brickwork seamlessly. Thousands of special shaped bricks were procured. Complex geometries and textures were created to create a subtle layering in the facade, to emphasise openings and introduce shadows and patterns of projections and recesses. The contractor also utilised state-of-the-art ‘Ishbeck Titan’ shroud safety screens that were jacked up the building to avoid the drawbacks of traditional scaffolding and which suited the extruded form of the design perfectly. The detail and contrast in the bold brick pattern crisply contrast with the large bronze framed openings and sweeping curves of the layered form.

The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate

The team dedicated itself to detailing the rooms and layouts, optimising each room to make them a multipurpose home away from home. Fully tiled wet rooms with shower screens and luxury fittings, upholstered headboards and specially designed armchairs allow the user to enjoy an enhanced experience, whilst providing the durability and multi functionality a small space demands.

John Woolstencroft, Partner at Stockwool said: “We worked closely with Reef Group to develop a striking design that respects the area but also made the most of the challenging site shape and I believe the team excelled at achieving just that.”

Client: Reef Group

East London Hotel Building

About Stockwool
Stockwool exists to create places that enrich all of our lives. A leading architectural practice for mixed-use urban regeneration, we create well-considered, commercially astute and imaginative buildings. Our team of architects and urbanists feel passionately that architecture can and does make a positive difference on the world we live in. Based in London, we have built up a portfolio of acclaimed projects across the capital and the Southeast. As experts in urban regeneration, much of our work is housing led and we understand all of the elements that make somewhere a great and sustainable place to live, with notable experience in the design of retail and leisure facilities, schools and offices.

Stockwool architects, UK

The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate The Gate Aparthotel Aldgate

The Gate Aparthotel, Aldgate images / information received 180221 from Stockwool

The Gate

Location: Aldgate, London, England, UK

London Buildings

Contemporary London Architecture Designs

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

Minories London
Design: ACME
Minories London
photo : Max Fordham
Minories London Masterplan page

60 Aldgate, Minories, City of London
Design: ACME, Architects
60 Aldgate, Minories London Architecture News
image courtesy of architects practice
60 Aldgate Building

London Architecture News

New Motel One Building on the Minories, 24 – 26 Minories, City of London, EC3N
Design: Mackay + Partners, Architects
Motel One Minories London
photography courtesy of Mackay + Partners, all rights reserved
Motel One Minories Londong

Hotel Motel One London Tower Hill

Aldgate Buildings – architecture photos

London Architectural Tours – tailored UK capital city walks by e-architect

London Architecture Offices

Buildings / photos for the The Gate Aparthotel, Aldgate designed by Stockwool page welcome