Pegasus Group is pleased to announce that following the grant of planning permission, The Good Hotel at Royal Victoria Dock, London opened to the public in December 2016.
On the 22nd September 2016, a temporary 5-year planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Newham for a 148 room floating hotel and associated community outdoor space. The vessel was historically a prison by detention platform, but as with the Good Hotel’s Amsterdam project, has now been brought back into a viable use as a hotel.
We were instructed to co-ordinate the submission of the application and all supporting documents/evidence working closely with the client and architect appointed (Gensler) as well as traffic, noise, air quality and ecology sub consultants.
The Good Hotel is a non-profit by profit company founded by Marten Dresen that reinvests its profits into education, training and entrepreneurship. The first Good Hotel was opened in Amsterdam in 2015 and stands for premium hospitality with a cause, offering guests the unique combination of a premium experience while doing good at the same time.
Upon opening Good Hotel London, Marten Dressen commented: “The social aspect has received a great deal of attention, and many of our travellers appreciate our social goals, but it’s the combination of doing good and premium hospitality that’s the winning factor. It’s not either-or with us – both aspects are equally important.”
Jim Tarzey (Executive Director, Pegasus Group) and responsible for leading the planning aspects of the scheme also commented: “A lot of credit has to go to Marten and his team at Good Hotel who working with the Royal Docks Management Authority (RoDMA) (land owner) and London Borough of Newham, had the innovation and vision to see the merits of the project and location in this part of London, delivering a true piece of regeneration for the Royal Docks.”