The London court house where the Krays and Oscar Academy Award Wilde were notoriously tried is becoming a &british pound, 125m high-end resort after Qatari investors purchased it. Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden stopped its operations that were legal in the year 2006, and was afterwards allowed planning permission to be converted into a 100 room hotel, with a few rooms in the old cells.
Now, the site has been purchased by the UK arm of Qatari investments company BTC from Christian Ploberger and Austrian hoteliers Rudolf, who'd owned the site since 2008. The building, that was constructed in 1881, it was also the home of the Bow Street Runners, the first professional police force of London. You can find strategies to construct a museum showcasing monitoring artifacts as part of the redevelopment. Through the years the Grade II listed building continues to be the place of tests for many high profile cases, including suffragette Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, and more lately preacher Abu Hamza al Masri and Lord Jeffrey Archer. Managing director of BTC UK, Mehdi Ghalaie, said the firm would work with Westminster City Council, as well as English Heritage and the Metropolitan Police in keep the tradition of the building. After several years under different owners, our focus is now on delivering a world class boutique hotel that befits the history of this landmark building, he included. BTC UK was founded in 2015, entering the United Kingdom market followed by eacute & Apostrophe caf, and Euphorium Bakery in 2016.
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