Developer Piercy&Company has secured planning permission to create a new 146-bedroom hotel in the historic Hatton Garden Conservation Area.
The eight storey hotel will be part of a wider development project that includes a new housing block and the restoration of the Victorian Ragged School Building to create 25,000 sq ft of workspace.
The hotel is said to be the first UK site for a ‘leading European boutique hotelier’ and is scheduled for completion in August 2021.
The design for the site on Vine Hill was developed in close consultation with Camden Council through a series of rendered street views.
The eight storey hotel features a contemporary, but heavily textured, deep facade of folding cast masonry piers, set against a view of the Ragged School’s historic crenelated tower.
There will also be a series of new publicly accessible external courtyards inspired by Clerkenwell’s many tightly knit streets and alleys.
Stuart Piercy, founding director said, “This is a sensitive and important site in the heart of Clerkenwell and one of several new boutique hotels by Piercy&Company. The consent is for a complex programme of complementary uses of hotel, workspace and affordable homes. Each has a distinct character that helps the proposal sit within the varied and historic streetscape.”
Founded in 2002, Piercy&Company is a London based architecture studio led by a team of four directors: Stuart Piercy; Henry Humphreys; Pete Jennings and Matti Lampila.
Piercy&Company works with some of the UK’s leading developers, including Argent, Brockton Capital, Berkeley Group, Derwent London, Helical, Landsec, Qatari Diar and Stanhope, alongside private clients, community organisations, corporate occupiers and hoteliers.