Great Eastern Street Hotel, London
A world class heritage project on a sensitive site

Seven Capital Hotels (Shoreditch) Limited

Location: Shoreditch, London
Value: £17 million
Size: 70,000sqft / 125 bed
Service: Architecture & Interiors

Simon Buckley

This is a 70,000 sqft project for Seven Capital which will create a 125 bed boutique hotel on a stand alone island site in Shoreditch.

The site is within a Conservation Area and contains the Grade II Listed The Griffin Public House and derelict warehouse buildings fronting Great Eastern Street.

The prominent site had lain derelict for more than a decade with several previous development plans by other developers rejected. 5plus were appointed to develop new proposals and help realise the potential of this sensitive site.


We worked very closely with the client and the end occupier to develop our proposals. These focused on the heritage aspects that would enhance the setting. For the form as a whole, we proposed simple brick and masonry forms. This approach is consistent with what we see in the buildings surrounding the site, and what we sense from the former uses of these once (essentially) industrial buildings.

The scheme utilises, in part, the original facade of a late Victorian warehouse.

Our proposals received unanimous approval from Hackney Borough Council, having been supported by its Planning Officers and the Design Review Panel.