55 Broadway marked the beginning of a new era for municipal development in the city.
55 Broadway marked the beginning of a new era for municipal development in the city. Image: Andrew Dunn Wikimedia CC BY SA 2.0

London’s first skyscraper ’55 Broadway’ will be turned into a hotel

The former Underground Electrical Railways Headquarters will be converted into a hotel by Blue Orchids Hotels.

55 Broadway was built in 1929 and was designed by Charles Holden in an early-modernist style. The building was the first ‘skyscraper’ of the city and was dubbed as the ‘Cathedral of Modernity’ by the Observer.

The Grade-I listed building will undergo adaptive re-use along with 100 Petty France and Wing Over Station to be transformed into a 500-room hotel.

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