ACE Hotel Shoreditch

County Contractors have helped the famous and "cool" ACE Hotels brand to open their first hotel outside of the United States.This was an unusual project in that we had to "age" a relatively young bland corporate box to bring it in keeping with the older buildings of the more trendy surroundings of Shoreditch.

Client: ACE
Value: £8M                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PM/QS: TurnerTownsend                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Architects/Designers: EPR/Universal Design Studio

Externally a new brick skin was applied and Crittal metal framed windows added with replastering of the high level facade. Internally the building was stripped with major alterations to the ground floor spaces. A full refurbishment of all  existing 265 bedrooms and bathrooms took place transforming each room into a more apartment look & feel than a typical hotel room.

Works included; Creation of new lobby and reception including gallery bar and cafe bar. Creation of new trendy all-day restaurant and bar HOI POLLOI, creation of 3 new retail units designed for use by local businesses. Also a refurbishment of a gym and creation of a new basement bar from existing office space with additional back shop works including creation of new kitchen and prep areas, new mezzanine plant room and new offices.

This major re brand transformation was completed in an incredible 7 months.