Power On was chosen for this project to convert the 1906 Tower Bridge Magistrates Court into a boutique hotel because of the company’s flexible and collaborative approach.
The former Tower Bridge Magistrates Court and police station is an awe-inspiring building that dates from 1906. Originally designed by John Dixon Butler in Edwardian times, the building has been carefully converted to become The Dixon, a boutique hotel that captures the culture and variety of Southwark.
With a city-centre location, adjacent to London’s iconic Tower Bridge, the site and access roads were under heavy restrictions from Southwark Council. Challenges included the need to cross a red-route whilst maintaining traffic for the site and the public. Power On held regular site meetings and used a collaborative approach, with flexible work arrangements to ensure that both Southwark Council and developers, McAleer & Rushe, were content with the programme and any necessary contingency solutions.
Connections were provided to power the 193 rooms, suites, lounges and restaurant. Due to the project falling over Christmas, Power On was up against tight deadlines before the London Christmas Embargo, which halts all excavation works. A large proportion of the works was completed before Christmas, with the final connection made shortly afterwards. Power On worked closely with Southwark Council to ensure that the public was not affected by the works. Dynamic solutions, along with a fluid programme of works, meant that the project was delivered on time and to budget.