The project also includes two empty adjacent school buildings, that will be converted to create part of the 293-bed hotel.
Meher Nawab, CEO of LHG, said: “We are proud to be submitting a design that is not only respectful to the local heritage – particularly regarding the Magistrates’ Court – but will also bring a brownfield site back into vibrant and viable use.”
Designed by architect Squire & Partners, building heights will vary from three to seven-storeys, with several new warehouse-style buildings providing the majority of the hotel rooms.
The ground floor of the former Magistrates’ Court and one of the school buildings will contain front-of-house hotel services such as the bar, restaurant and café.
Further facilities include a gym, pool, conference centres and parking spaces.
The sustainability strategy for Greenwich Magistrates Court, prepared by XCO2, is targeting the achievement of a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating through a combination of efficient building fabric, a highly efficient centralised heat-distribution network and renewable technologies.