Work has commenced on a £121 million regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula including five-star-hotel The InterContinental London, The O2.
It will be a 19-storey, 452-room venue and will contain 4,800sqm of space for conferences and events and Europe’s largest pillar-free ballroom. Leisure facilities such as a health spa, several restaurants and a panoramic Sky Bar offering views of Canary Wharf and the River Thames will be on offer, and the hotel will have sustainable features such as ‘green’ roofs which will harvest water to reduce demand on the mains supply.
Construction will be completed in two years and will be situated 400 metres from North Greenwich tube station or a 15 minute journey to London City Airport, while visitors can also use the Emirates Airline cable car to get to central London. The hotel’s 3,000sqm open plan ballroom, the largest in Europe, will have pre-function space enjoying panoramic views of the Thames and Canary Wharf.