Originally designed by Richard Seifert, the The Park Tower, Knightsbridge was completed in 1973 and opened as the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel. Over the years the buildings presence in Knightsbridge has grown tired, with two unforgiving extensions added during the late 70’s and mid-80’s.
Darling Associates’ improvements hope to bring the building back to life with a redeveloped scheme that makes significant enhancements across the facade, podium level and public realm. The works involve re-aligning the currently mismatched Knightsbridge frontage to one single elevation, creating a new facade in front of the
The new language of the facade continues down both William St and Seville St, to provide a cohesive frontage, finally culminating to the south creating an elegant remodelling of the hotel drop off area facing onto Lowndes Square.
The main body of the building will be refurbished with new windows and a deep clean of the mosaic tiles to revitalise Seifert’s original work.
The proposals relocate two cluttered levels of plant and TV aerials, replacing it with new floors that are far more harmonious with the existing tower , creating a sympathetic and elegant finish to Seifert’s building.
Client Drift Properties
Architect Darling Associates