ME Hotel

London, UK

Situated on a premium site on the Strand in London, this 14 storey high development comprises a five star hotel with 170 rooms and serviced apartments located behind a retained Grade II listed façade.

One of the key architectural features is the pyramidal glazed atrium bringing daylight to the communal spaces at ground floor level and to the guest room corridors which are connected to the atrium. In this respect, computer modelling was applied to assist the architect in the spatial design development to maximise the use of daylight.

The rooms and facilities are fully conditioned throughout the year. The building services were designed using the BIM platform (Building Information Modelling) throughout all phases of the design including the tendering stages. Given the complex architectural geometry, the use of BIM was especially advantageous for the communication between the various design players.

Accommodation includes basement car parking, bar, restaurant, banqueting and spa facilities.


London, UK


Hotel development with retained facade



Our Role

MEP Consultant/ Environmental Consultant/ Lighting Consultant


Retained Grade II facade


Complex architectural geometry


Pyramidal glazed atrium


Sol Melia


Fosters + Partners

Structural Engineer

Buro Happold

Project Manager

Adprotel Strand S.L.

Cost Consultant

Davis Langdon

Restaurant & Bar Awards 2013, Best Bar (Atrium Champagne Bar)

Shortlisted for Lighting Design Award 2013, Hotels & Restaurants Category

Three European Hospitality Awards 2013

  1. Best Hotel of the Year
  2. Best Opening of the Year (New Build).
  3. Best Hotel Suite (Suite ME)
ME Hotel

"It’s had been a pleasure to work with architects who have such a clear vision of their intentions and appreciation of lighting and the lit effect, together with the levels of detail to which the lighting is incorporated.”

Farhad Rahim, Associate Lighting Designer