The Runnymede on Thames Hotel

Radical transformational of its external appearance and facilities

London & South East
Ralph Trustees

This highly successful hotel sits on the banks of the Thames at the edge of Runnymede Meadows where the Magna Carta was signed. The practice led a radical transformation of its external appearance and facilities.


Located in the flood plain the overall proposals needed to address challenging criteria to secure consent. Similarly, the hotel remained open throughout the works requiring proactive sequencing of works maintaining established business and guest expectations.

The project has transformed the hotel with the addition of a new entrance forecourt. A crisp glass pavilion overlooks the Thames with terraces beyond to allow for outdoor dining. The hotel’s conference facilities have also been extended and arranged around a lounge to allow for all-day dining. Facilities include a coffee bar, drinks bar and business centre to support the state-of-the-art technology, media and function facilities.

Location: Runnymede, Surrey
Client: Ralph Trustees
Construction Value: £12m