It looks like @TobyJon 's concerns have were quite valid and the original Grywinski+Pons designs have been found to have “fundamental issues” regarding the length and cost of the construction programme and supply chain availability, according to the latest newsletter from the developers.
GL Hearn is now holding a consultation for a revised and scaled-back design for the hotel. While the Adagio part is largely unchanged, The “Penny Brook” part is now re-named The Gantry and features a much simpler design faced with vertical louvres. An exterior terrace on the second floor replaces the original plan for floor to be completely open around columns.
The overall mass of the hotel appears at first glance to be similar (although there is relatively little detail and no images of the rear elevation), and it will retain the plans for a cafe and restaurant at ground/1st floor and a restaurant and skybar at the top of the hotel. The interior is re-arranged to provide 304 rooms, vs. the previous plan’s 249.
The consultation is open until 27th April and comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A drop in session to view the plans will be held at Chobham Academy on Wednesday 13th April from 7pm-9pm.
The developers aim to make a revised reserved matters application following the consultation, and if LLDC approve it in the summer, work could potentially begin in October with completion in Q3 2018.
Image from GL Hearn “Plot N17 Stratford” brochure, which should be being distributed to homes in East Village.