CitizenM to anchor Shoreditch Village development

UK: A 10-storey 211-room CitizenM property will be the first part of the Shoreditch Village mixed-use scheme in east London to be completed.

A retail, restaurant and business complex will be built on a derelict brownfield site bordered by King John Street, Holywell Lane, New Inn Yard, as part of the ShoreditchVillage development. The site will also feature a market, restaurants, homes and offices.

The hotel is expected to open in early 2015

Jonathan Ellis Miller, managing partner of architects Ellis Miller, said: “The west side of the site is going to be the first to come through. As well as the hotel, which we expect to be finished this time next year, there will be a bit of retail on the ground floor and an apartment block. The rest of the site on the east side will come through after that. The east side completion dates have not been confirmed.”

Andrew Thistleton, chairman of the Shoreditch Conservation Area Advisory Committee, said: “Conservation for us is not just about protecting the historical land. Shoreditch has changed as an area over the last 20 years. There’s an overall master plan for the area where CitizenM is being built. It’s a blighted site which does not add anything to the area other than it’s useful for people parking cars. We are pleased to see the overall master plan being implemented. At some point in the future we might feel there are too many hotels in Shoreditch, but not at the moment.”

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