Opened to the public in 2008, the Novotel London Paddington provides a glittering new addition to Development Securities’ Paddington Central business park.

This ‘New Generation’ Accor hotel incorporates conference and meeting spaces, leisure facilities including a pool, a bar and restaurant area opening out onto a landscaped square, and a tower of 206 rooms including three penthouse suites positioned to take advantage of views to the west.

Clad in copper based brass and gold shingles the building creates a landmark amongst neightbouring glass-clad office blocks.

A key feature in its development has been the construction of a new, high level, structural deck to enable the planned ‘cross-rail’ scheme to run underneath the site whilst allowing the hotel to be built above. The hotel aims to achieve an excellent BREEAM rating and will gain 19% of its energy from a central borehole.