First images of Sheppard Robson’s Farringdon Road mixed-use project
22nd May 2015
Sheppard Robson’s design for 66-86 Farringdon Road in London transforms a site – currently occupied by a multi-story carpark – into a striking mixed-use development for client Endurance Land. The scheme will include a prominent 3,900 sq m office development which will cater for SMEs, particularly in the media, technology and creative industries.
The scheme also consists of a 170-bedroom hotel and retail spaces, with all elements of the development in-keeping with the vibrancy of Clerkenwell and nearby Exmouth Market, whilst also acknowledging the history of the site which is adjacent to two conservation areas.
The new building will provide retail, office and hotel frontages at ground floor level, with the hotel on the north and centre part of the site. The design divides a long narrow plot to create vertical blocks that negotiate the sloping topography of the site, creating a rhythm and proportion that relate to the surrounding urban grain.
Dan Burr, Partner at Sheppard Robson, said:
“We wanted to replace a carpark – which contributed little to the surrounding streetscape – with a building that feels part of Clerkenwell and recognises the area’s reputation as the UK’s design hub. The design takes a number of cues from the rich history of commercial buildings in the vicinity, using this to create a design that is both undeniably modern and rooted within its urban setting.”