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hercules house

May 2017

Hercules House, originally a 133,000 sq ft 1960s government office building, was best known as the home of the now defunct Central Office of Information. It has recently been given a complete makeover and transformed into a luxury four-star hotel, Park Plaza London Waterloo.

Located on London’s Southbank in close proximity to London Waterloo Station, Hercules House has taken its place among a London skyline which features iconic landmarks such as Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre. The vibrant full-service hotel, including first class facilities such as a swimming pool, spa, roof top lounge and on-site dining, has been designed to form its own distinctive character, whilst being recognisable as a Park Plaza Hotel, and ensuring that the building relates, integrates, and invigorates the local area.

London architects ESA were tasked with transforming the tired and dated former office building into a stand-out 494-room Park Plaza hotel for the PPHE Hotel Group. Over 1200m2 of the Corium brick cladding system was supplied to the podium façade at Hercules House in a bespoke blend of colours.

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