St. Monica's, Hoxton

Henley Halebrown Rorrison, London, 2004


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Renovation and roof top extension of a Grade II Listed Building housing the Hoxton Apprentice restaurant, training facilities and incubator offices, a gym and two apartments

The building also incorporates a training kitchen, seminar rooms, a computer suite and incubator business units.

The restaurant opens onto a south-facing forecourt overlooking the square. The brickwork façade has been cleaned, and windows have been redecorated but not replaced. The high-level ground floor windows have been replaced by doors.

An additional structure to the rear houses is the gym, lined in Douglas fir shuttering ply, with parquet floor. The rear elevation is clad in timber with a range of black powder-coated aluminium faced timber shutters. A garden adjoins the gym, glazed on three sides. The glass is framed in polished stainless steel sections.

All new services are surface fixed to avoid damaging original features. Mezzanines have been built in all but one of the 12 classrooms. The mezzanine introduces a measure into the space, which divides the plan and section in half.

The environmental impact of the scheme is low; old and new spaces are naturally ventilated and daylit.


  • Begun: 2001
  • Completed: 2004
  • Floor area: 1,200m2
  • Sectors: House, Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £1.5M
  • Address: 16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT, United Kingdom

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