Hart Hotel Shoreditch

Client. Seven Capital
Location. Shoreditch, London
Value & Size. £20 million / 70,000 sqft / 125 Key Hotel
Service. Architecture
Status. Completed

Hart Hotel Shoreditch

Client. Seven Capital
Location. Shoreditch, London
Value & Size. £20 million / 70,000 sqft / 125 Key Hotel
Service. Architecture
Status. Completed

This is a 70,000 sqft project for Seven Capital which has created a 125 bed boutique hotel on a historically challenging site, utilising in part the original facade of two late Victorian warehouses. The site had essentially stayed empty since bomb damage in WW2 with several previous development plans by other developers rejected. 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 immediate area is physically eclectic but typified by mid nineteenth century small/medium scale industrial manufacturing heritage. The character of the area is defined by the collective assembly of these buildings rather than by any one individual style or typology.

Our proposals focused on the heritage aspects that would enhance the setting. The development therefore incorporates the restoration of the pub, with its upper levels being converted to residential use. The ‘return’ facade of No.61 Great Eastern Street was also retained to act as the main entrance to the Hotel.

For the form as a whole, we proposed simple brick and masonry forms, elemental in their conception and lacking fussiness. This approach was consistent with the immediate context and former uses of these once (essentially) industrial buildings. Our proposals received unanimous approval from Hackney Borough Council having been supported by its Planning Officers and the Design Review Panel. A large amount of consultation took place prior to obtaining Planning Consent.

Following completion in September 2019, the hotel is now known as the Hart Shoreditch and is being operated by the Hilton Group as one of their Curio Collection Hotels.

Project Team
Interior Design. Fabled Studio
Contractor. Vascroft
Project Manager. Seven Capital Hotels
Quantity Surveyor. Gardiner & Theobald
Planning Consultant. WYG
Acoustic Consultant. Cole Jarman
Civil Engineers. Ward Cole
Heritage Consultant. The Archaeological Consultancy
Photography. Tom Bird
Awards
Sunday Times Award – Best Hotels in London
Initial Site Visit
Concept Sketch
Brick Sample
Glass Sample
Render System Sample
Model of Proposed Scheme
Model of Proposed Scheme
Concept CGI
Great Eastern Street Elevation
Ravey Street Elevation
Leonard Street Elevation
Typical Upper Floor plan
Ground Floor Plan

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