Marlin Apartments and McAleer & Rushe have signed a £28m contract, which will see McAleer & Rushe construct a 14,566.4 m2 hotel-led mixed-use development, at 111 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 for Marlin.

Marlin has appointed McAleer & Rushe on a design-and-build contract which also involves demolishing a 1950s office block known as Costain House.

The contract was signed on Wednesday by Susan Cully Managing Director and John Corless Chief Executive of Marlin Apartments and McAleer & Rushe Chief Executive Eamonn Laverty.

The elegant scheme, of Portland Stone and brick, is ideally located close to Waterloo, the City of Westminster and the South Bank. It consists of a 218-room apart-hotel, six office suites, a restaurant and adjoining retail.

“The development on Westminster Bridge Road is a very exciting proposition for Marlin Apartments as it allows us to diversify our offering to both the corporate and leisure travel markets,”

said Susan Cully, managing director, Marlin Apartments.

“By adopting the apart-hotel business model for the first time, we can offer guests a more compact offering but with the same high level of design, facilities, style, customer service and value as we already offer across Marlin Apartments’ six other sites.”

The development, which adjoins the Grade II listed Necropolis building, at 121 Westminster Bridge Road, rises from seven stories at the front to 10 at the rear. McAleer & Rushe Construction Managing Director, Martin Magee said:

“This is a very handsome, well located scheme which we are very proud to deliver. We are very much looking forward to working in further partnerships with John and Susan on other future projects in both London and Dublin.”

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