The project ‘Clerkenwell Road’ comprises 212 Hotel guest rooms, front and back of house, retail shell, residential shell and work space. The hotel will be managed by the hotelier Yotel.
Planning was for demolition of all existing structures onsite which was a former Petrol station site (including forecourt shop, canopy and pumps) and the erection of a 8 storey building plus double basement level comprising of a 212 bedroom hotel (Class C1).
The project also comprises 5 self-contained residential units (facing onto and entrances onto St John’s Square comprising of 4 x 3 beds & 1x 2 bed), the creation of 93 sq metres of office /workshop space (Class B1), 250 sq metres of flexible commercial floorspace (Retail A1 use & Restaurant A3 uses) all shell and core.
The proposed building seeks to create one linked curved building which would address both Clerkenwell Road and St John Squares frontages.