Canopy by Hilton London City, the UK’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel. Set within the multi-million-pound Minories development, the 340-room hotel champions the local neighbourhood and celebrates London's East End.

Project Details +

Project Details

LOCATION: City of London, UK

CLIENT: 4C Hotel Group / Hilton

DATE: 2012-2021

STATUS: Completed

SIZE: 15.500m2 (340 hotel rooms, 370 m2 restaurant, 175 m2 events, 260 m2 rooftop bar)

Credits +

Credits

ACME: 

Concept Design

Luka Anic, Michel Bosauder, Monica Capitanio, Alia Centofanti, Anna Czigler, Lauren Evans, Catherine Hennessy, Katrina Hollis, Friedrich Ludewig, Flora Martinet, Matteo Modenese, Paolo Moretto, Elisha Nathoo, Ioana Petrova, Charles Pigott, David Rieser, Gemma Serra, Penny Sperbund, Azizah Sulor, Nathalie Vanderiet, Laura Vitzthum, Tommy Yu


Detail Design

Luka Anic, Michel Bosauder, Monica Capitanio, Anna Czigler, Friedrich Ludewig, Flora Martinet, Matteo Modenese, Paolo Moretto, Elisha Nathoo, Jolanda Putri, Penny Sperbund, Azizah Sulor, Laura Vitzthum, Hexuam Yu


Construction

Luka Anic, Michel Bosauder, Catherine Hennessy, Kevin Leung, Elli Liverakou, Friedrich Ludewig, Miguel Martin, Eleni Meladaki, Matteo Modenese, Daniel Ovalle Costal, Maria Perez Vera, Charles Pigott, Jolanda Putri, Azizah Sulor


CONSULTANTS

Client’s Agent & Project Manager: Future54

Structure Engineer: Curtins

Services Engineer: TClarke

Fire Engineer: BB7

Approved Inspector: Bureau Veritas

Acoustic Consultant: Cole Jarman

Landscape Architect: Space-Hub

Sustainability Consultant: Stroma

Accessibility Consultant: David Bonnett Associates

IT AV Consultant: Blend Technology Consultants

Lighting Consultant: Nulty / TClarke

Access and Maintenance Consultant: Reef Associates

F&B Specialist: Humble Arnold Associates

BIM Coordinator: Nittygritty

Facade Consultant: Murphy Facade Studio

Planning: Gerald Eve

Communication: 4C communications


CONTRACTORS

Main Contractor: Radford Group / X Construct

Cladding: Colorminium

Concrete: Morrisroe

Drylining: AC1

Fitout: Bluemoon


PHOTOGRAPHY

John Athimaritis

Hufton + Crow







Aldgate was one of the busiest gates of the medieval City of London. It was the heart of the East End  and notorious for its slums and Jack the Ripper. Today, it is the eastern part of London’s banking and insurance district. 

Aon Insurance used 15-16 Minories as their Headquarter until 2002, when the buildings fell out of use. To avoid extensive demolition, we worked with the client to modify and adapt the existing building for the demands of a contemporary hotel. A new wing was added, new public routes created at grade. The original facade consisted of load-bearing concrete fins. The facade was stripped back, and insulation added to improve thermal performance. The new cladding celebrates the retained pinstripe fin appearance in folded three-dimensional metal to create a dynamic hotel identity unifying the old and new wings.

The hotel interiors and furniture designed by ACME pay homage to local heritage of the East End as a place for cloisters and slaughter, weaving and art.

All furniture and fabrics have been designed and woven specifically for the hotel. Bespoke furniture includes the feature canopy over the bed, the chaise longue, cushions, chairs, the lights and the side table. Artwork for every room has been developed with local artists, including large-scale portraits by Mia Bergeron of characters living in the surrounding streets.

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