London Japanese-Style Capsule Pod Hotel Wins Go-Ahead

18 January 2010 (Last Updated January 18th, 2010 18:30)

A Japanese-style 'pod' hotel to be built in London has won the go-ahead from the local council. Planning permission has been secured from Westminster City Council for the scheme, which is inspired by capsule hotels in Japan. The hotel will occupy the second to seventh

A Japanese-style 'pod' hotel to be built in London has won the go-ahead from the local council.

Planning permission has been secured from Westminster City Council for the scheme, which is inspired by capsule hotels in Japan.

The hotel will occupy the second to seventh floors in the grade II-listed Troacadero building as part of a larger 53,495m² mixed-use leisure and retail scheme.

The hotel features 495 en-suite bedrooms measuring just 12m² to 17m².

The upper floors of the building previously housed the UK's biggest indoor theme park, Segaworld.