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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


Clerkenwell Lifestyle UK
Clerkenwell, London
Under construction

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