Alchemi has bagged the Development Manager gig for the conversion of The Umi Hotel on Leinster Square in Bayswater into 15-20 luxury resi units.
The Grade II listed 13-19 Leinster Square was bought by the Angelo, Gordon & Co group from The Lowy Group on Christmas Eve, with the aim of converting it back into its original use as “grand residences.”
Plans are due to be submitted in May, and are likely to outline a 49,000 sq ft scheme that will deliver between 15 and 20 apartments and/or townhouses.
Alchemi has already got its hands on 27,500 sq ft next-door at 7-12 Leinster Square, which also used to be a hotel (and was on the Endangered Buildings list), having been appointed as development manager back in 2012. Work is due to start on-site on this project next month (February), delivering five townhouses and six lateral apartments designed by TateHindle architects.
Charlie Baxter, Managing Director of Alchemi Group: “We’re delighted to be appointed as Development Manager for our second hotel to residential conversion opportunity in Leinster Square. As the hotel is next door to our existing project, we’re able (subject to planning) to convert almost the entire side of this Grade II listed square, which is extremely rare.
“Being able to restore any building of importance is an absolute privilege, and to do so in the heart of Central London is especially rewarding. We look forward to working with English Heritage, as we create some truly stunning interior designed residences.”