Architect Sheppard Robson unveils designs for Farringdon Road site for client Endurance Land

Farringdon Sheppard Robson scheme

Sheppard Robson has unveiled images of a major new mixed-use development in Clerkenwell, central London, for client Endurance Land.

The development at 66-86 Farringdon Road includes 42,000 sq ft of office space for SMEs in the media, technology and creative industries, as well as an 170-bed Premier Inn hotel and retail outlets.

The development, which is situated close to Royal Mail’s controversial Mount Pleasant scheme, divides the narrow plot to create two vertical blocks which negotiate the sloping topography of the site.

The exterior of the project is formed from a concertina-like metal and glass façade that animates the street presence of the design, with this composition helping frame views from the office and hotel floor plates along Farringdon Road. The new development replaces a car park which formerly occupied the site.

Dan Burr, partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “We wanted to replace a car park - which contributed little to the surrounding street scape - 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.”