MSMR Architects sets sights on hotel and leisure sector

Top London practice hires Chelsea Barracks designer to lead expansion

MSMR Architects, the practice behind some of London’s most successful super-prime projects, has hired Arcadis’ David Gabriel to spearhead an expansion into the hospitality and leisure development market.

David Gabriel

Formerly Head of Design Management at Arcadis, Gabriel played a key role in planning and influencing the internal design of Phases 1 and 2 of Qatari Diar’s Chelsea Barracks, and he’s worked with some of the world’s top hospitality brands during his time, including Cunard, Gleneagles, Bespoke Hotels, Ramada, Copthorne-Millenium Hotels, Slaley Hall Hotel and the Hotel Des Bergues Geneva. Masterminding the design of the iconic Grade II* Cinnamon Club in Westminster stands out as a particular highlight.

Joining MSMR as Head of Hospitality and Leisure Development, he’ll be working closely with directors Mike Storey, Simon Robinson, Sheila McCusker and James Bell, as the firm sets its sights on the sector.

Mike Storey, Director MSMR Architects: “We are delighted to have David join the MSMR team at an important phase in our development and look forward to taking his expertise and knowledge to our clients. David’s understanding of the industry is a huge boost to us and he will be integral to our expansion.”

David Gabriel: “This is a very exciting move for me. MSMR has an enviably strong track record delivering high-end residential schemes in the capital, and I’m looking forward to helping expand the practice’s scope and breadth of services into the hotel and hospitality sectors, both in the UK and internationally.”

Recent MSMR projects have included Holland Park Villas, Cheyne Terrace, Burlington Gate, 150 Bishopsgate and Ransome’s Wharf.

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David Gabriel, Head of Hospitality and Leisure Development

MSMR Architects
The Old School, Exton Street, London SE1 8UE
T: 020 7928 6767 W. msmrarchitects.co.uk