Premier Inn Blackfriars


1-2 Dorset Rise

The project involved the conversion of an existing 1930s office building which had subsequently been re-clad and remodelled in the 1980s. The proposed hotel included a new reception and restaurant at ground floor level with the formation of a new front entrance. 

Axiom Architects worked closely with the main contractor Ardmore Group Ltd as novated architects and lead consultants for the project. The development followed an extremely tight timescale with initial hotel phase taking just 10 months from start on site to completion. 

The finished building provided Premier Inn with a flagship hotel, their first in the City of London. The creation of new entrances and remodelling of the courtyard served to create a new public space whilst improving accessibility.

  • 1930s conversion
  • Thermal & acoustic improvements
  • Flagship hotel