Client: Star Real Estate

Project: Jo & Joe Hotel

Budget: £18.5m

Services: Cost management, employer’s agent

Project Summary: Redevelopment of the former Rex Cinema property on Bethnal Green Road, London.

The project involves the complete demolition of the existing building, including the 1920s façade whilst maintaining the adjacent party walls. The new building will consist of 3 floors of basement and 6 storeys above ground to provide 400 beds along with restaurant, bar and multi-purpose areas.

The new “poshtel” concept will be the first in London and is part of Accor’s drive to “redefine hospitality”. The scheme is based on a hostel concept of dorms but provides hotel quality service and facilities.