Travelodge, 6–13 Chamber Street

early 1970s furniture warehouse, converted to office office in the 1980s and to a hotel in 2002

6–13 Chamber Street (Travelodge, formerly DSI House and Argyll House)
Contributed by Survey of London on Aug. 4, 2020

A row of eight small early houses was demolished and replaced in the early 1970s by this plain four-storey brick range, divided with its ground floor interrupted to permit continuance of the passage to Royal Mint Street that was Abel’s Buildings. It was DSI House, a warehouse for DSI Contract & Office Furnishers Ltd. Conversion to office use was permitted in 1982, but that adaptation was not long lasting. What had come to be known as Argyll House had fallen vacant by the end of the 1990s. The building became a seventy-bedroom hotel in 2002 following a conversion for Princedale Ltd by Papa Architects. It has been a Travelodge since 2008.1

  1. Post Office Directories: Tower Hamlets planning applications online: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, Building Control file 20890