Ibis London Blackfriars has 297 guest bedrooms a bar and restaurant with a 24-hour snack service.
Located 100 metres from Southwark tube station, the £30 million twin hotel development has been constructed for the Accor Hotel Group. The development is conveniently situated close to the South Bank of the River Thames, and is near to both the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre.
The project at 46-49 Blackfriars Road comprises the construction of a single structure housing two hotels – a 4 star Novotel and a 2 star Ibis. Access to Novotel London Blackfriars is located at the north-east corner of the site and entry to Ibis London Blackfriars is located at the south-east corner of the development.
Work began on the site in November 2010. Prior to construction of the 14-storey complex, demolition work took place to remove a former five-storey office block. Once the site was cleared, construction began on the reinforced concrete superstructure, which was clad with a Technocrete concrete panel. MAS 50 curtain walling was then installed to create wall panels, whilst partitions were formed using plasterboard, dry lining and blockwork. Two lifts have been installed and a 3-ply membrane roof has been attached.The basement level of the development comprises a swimming pool with changing facilities, a manager’s office with associated back of house facilities and the main plant room and sprinkler tank.The ground floor includes entrances for both hotels, with a sliding door for Ibis London Blackfriars leading to a reception desk, a restaurant and lifts.