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Vine Hill

Clerkenwell Lifestyle UK

An urban courtyard complex knitting new into old in Clerkenwell.

Vine Hill
Clerkenwell Lifestyle UK

This complex scheme in the heart of Clerkenwell combines a 146 room hotel and new affordable housing block, supported by the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian Ragged School building to create 25,000ft2 of flexible workspace.

The eight storey hotel features a contemporary, but heavily textured, deep facade of folding case masonry piers. This play of shadows, angles, glass and pigmented stone is set against a view of the Ragged School's historic and distinctive crenelated tower, which itself acts as a pivot for a series of new publicly accessible external courtyards inspired by Clerkenwell's many tightly knit streets and alleys.

Completing the new tripartite composition of buildings is a tall, thin block of affordable housing which benefits from dual and triple aspect apartments with views over Clerkenwell. The building's 3-bay brickwork facade and articulated gable end is redolent of the Georgian terraced housing that used to line Eyre Street Hill on the eastern edge of the site

Details

Client:
Clerkenwell Lifestyle UK
Location:
Clerkenwell, London
Type:
Workplace
Stage:
RIBA Stage 3, Planning consented

Project Team

  • Clerkenwell Lifestyle (UK) Ltd, Client
  • Heyne Tillet Steel, Structural Engineering
  • DP9, Planning Consultant
  • Tower Eight, Project Manager
  • Peter Stewart Consultancy, Heritage Consultant
  • Eight Associates, BREEAM & Sustainability Consultants
  • Applied Energy, M&E Engineer