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Hampton by Hilton Ealing 

Hampton by Hilton on the Uxbridge Road in Ealing, close to the planned Crossrail station for JMK group. Designed by Studio Moren with a sympathetic exterior of soft autumn shades, the new hotel replaces two tired 1960s office buildings and features 182 guest rooms, as well as bar and restaurant fronting onto a generous boulevard-style public realm.

The nine-storey hotel is unified using a reconstituted stone frame incorporating an infill of three colours of zinc “fish tail” shingles. The combination of colours creates a subtle gradation of autumnal shades, similar in colour and tone to London stock bricks, and references the green open spaces of Ealing and the immediate context. The buildings are stepped back from one another to open out the landscaped area at the front and provide increased visual interest.

Model rear view

To the rear, Studio Moren’s attentive design has reduced the massing and impact on properties to the south by stepping the building back four times, whilst flat roofs will feature sedum planting to promote increased biodiversity.

As a car-free development, the old, uninviting hard standing previously used for car-parking space has been transformed into a new high-quality paved and tree lined boulevard. The restaurant will face on to this generous landscaped public realm with an outdoor seating area, enriching the atmosphere and activity along the high street.

Studio Moren ultimately delivered a unified design for the two original plots, 109 and 111 Uxbridge Road which were purchased separately and subject to two separate planning submissions granted in both 2014 and 2015.

Work started on site in May 2018, with Studio Moren working closely with main contractor MB McNamara Construction on the delivery of the project – this proved particularly important towards the latter stages of the project due to COVID-19-imposed site restrictions.

MB McNamara Construction Ltd
London, United Kingdom
Completed 2020
182 keys
Courtesy of MB McNamara Construction Ltd