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Gilbert Scott Bi-centenary

Gilbert Scott Bi-centenary

The 13th July 2011 marked the bi-centenary of the British architect Sir Gilbert Scott, designer of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. We invited over 100 of his descendants to the hotel to honour the occasion and celebrate his life achievements. The day culminated with this family portrait on the iconic grand staircase. Scott was one of England’s most prolific architects, and in 1865 he won the bid to design what was to become his masterpiece, the original St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which opened in 1873.