Redchurch Townhouse, Soho House, London


Redchurch Townhouse, Soho House, London

The redevelopment of a derelict single-storey building to provide a new hotel and restaurant for Soho House in Shoreditch.

Redchurch Townhouse has been extended with a two-storey basement and four storeys added above ground, increasing the number of bedrooms in the hotel from 16 to 37. The building is bounded by properties on Redchurch Street, Club Row, and Whitby Street and so a combination of underpinning and low level/stepped contiguous piled retaining walls were used around neighbouring footings.

The five-storey steel frame has been stepped back in a number of locations due to right of light issues, and the entire ground floor space is column-free, resulting in a number of transfer structures.

We used the latest software and construction techniques to design an efficient structure, and saved our client over 12 tonnes of structural steel. Composite design, pre-cambered steels and super-elevated columns leads to a highly efficient design.

RIBA London Award, Shortlist
AIA UK Design Award, Shortlist 
Dezeen Award, Longlist


Images: Andy Stagg, SD Structures, 31/44 Architects

Soho House
3144 Architects
Patterson Construction

SD Structures re-engineered an initial concept design for our new hotel and restaurant ‘Redchurch Townhouse’ and overcame a number of technical issues to produce an efficient structural design under time pressure to help keep the programme on track. They developed solutions to simplify construction and provide additional usable space in the narrow basement. Their creative thinking and exceptional level of service has lead to a close working relationship forming between SD and Soho House for future projects.

Ross Coughlan - Project Manager - Soho House