Highgate Holdings – which owns The Knickerbocker on Times Square – will open a 319,000 sq.ft mixed-use site at 201-207 Shoreditch High street.
The project will include a 200-room Shoreditch Highgate Hotel, sky lounge bar and a ‘creative office space’ with shared amenities.
The Gensler-designed site, which was green lit by Hackney Council, will be formed of a series of glass boxes stacked on top of each other.
“Thoughtful architecture is at the heart of our proposal and our design respects Shoreditch’s rich industrial legacy, while providing local entrepreneurs and creative businesses with office space and shared amenities,” said Duncan Swinhoe, Gensler regional managing principal..
“We are confident that Shoreditch Highgate Hotel will deliver jobs and opportunities for local people – and contribute to the area’s creative and cultural fabric for many years to come.”
The project is due to break ground in the second quarter 2016 and the hotel is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.
Highgate Holdings operates 40,000 hotel rooms globally, including The Refinery, The Quin, Westhouse and Row NYC in New York.