RIU Hotel

London, SW1V
RIU Hotels and Resorts
McLaren Construction
Quantity Surveyor
Turner + Townsend

Project Scope

  • Curtain Walling
  • Aluminium Windows and Doors
  • Stone Cladding
  • Aluminium Cladding
  • Architectural Metalwork
  • Lightweight Steel Framing
  • Balustrades

RIU Plaza Hotel in Victoria will become the chain’s first hotel in the UK. Situated at 1 Neathouse Place, adjacent to Victoria Station, the new hotel will be a 4-star with 350 rooms.


Key Challenges

  • Existing structure and resultant design interfacing.
  • Very tight site boundary giving complex installation methodology with the building bridging a live road.
  • Incorporation of a stone rainscreen into the façade.

The Brief

Employed by McLaren Construction, Colorminium’s brief is to carry out the detailed design of the full envelope wrap, with responsibility for all façade elements.  Working closely with the design team, particularly structural engineers, the brief is to complete the design, running straight into procurement, fabrication and installation.  The future hotel will keep the structure and the best aspects of the existing building whilst transforming the external and internal appearance.

Our Approach

The removal of the existing façade and opening up of the structure is the key interface for the whole package.  Once the demolition is complete, surveys will be taken to inform the construction issue structural drawings which then releases the design to proceed rapidly, with the aluminium curtain walling being the primary façade scope.

In solid areas, lightweight steel framing will be used as slab infills and to give a backing to the GRC and aluminium rainscreen.

To terrace areas architectural metalwork including balustrades will be installed to complete the package.

The Result

Scheduled for completion next year, this spectacular hotel will boast some of the best connectivity in the country as well as giving its customers spectacular views from open air terraces.