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Hotel to launch in Shoreditch's former magistrates' court

11 August 2014 by
Hotel to launch in Shoreditch's former magistrates' court

The former magistrates' court and police station in London's Shoreditch are being transformed into a luxury 128-bedroom hotel.

Work is under way on the development of the Victorian, Grade-II listed property, owned by the Sanger family's Mastcraft group, with bedrooms being created within restored rooms and an adjacent new-build block.

The new building will feature a 600 sq m function area in the basement, which will also incorporate a gym, swimming pool, two-lane bowling alley and 200-seat cinema/screening room.

Located opposite the old Shoreditch Town Hall in Old Street, the property housed two court rooms from 1903 until 1996.

Expected to be known as the Old Street Courthouse hotel, it is the second hotel the Sanger family has created from a former judicial property. The 112-bedroom Courthouse hotel, on the edge of London's Soho, opened as a hotel in 2004 after being converted from Great Marlborough Street Magistrates Court. It is now operated as an independent property, after previously being branded as a Kempinski and then a Doubletree by Hilton hotel.

The Sanger family also owns the Bentley hotel in South Kensington and the Washington hotel in Mayfair.

Development of Old Street Courthouse hotel is being under taken by property company McAleer & Rushe.

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