61-65 Holborn Viaduct

Farringdon EC1A
Mixed use development

Key Details

61-65 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY
Local Area
Local Authority
City of London
Greater London
Use Classes
C3, E


61-65 Holborn Viaduct is a student accommodation development at 61-65 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1.

Designed by Stiff + Trevillion Architects and Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects, the scheme will deliver urgently needed student housing in the heart of Central London.

Dominvs worked closely with the London School of Economics on the scheme, located at a few minutes’ walk from the university’s main campus. The LSE seeks to increase its number of student beds from 4,500 to 6,000 over the next 5 years, following the Government’s recent commitment to the enrolment of 600,000 international students by 2030.

The development will deliver high-quality space for student interaction as well as amenity space for the local community. Building upon the success of the award-winning meanwhile use Gaia’s Garden cultural project which was held on site, the ground floor will house a mix of cultural and performance space in partnership with the Creative Land Trust, a charity supported by the Mayor for London and Arts Council England, for the local community to exhibit artworks and collaborate.

The local community and wider general public will also benefit from an improved public realm, including a new viaduct connecting Holborn Viaduct and Snow Hill, as well as a gateway to the new Museum of London at Smithfield’s. The public will also have access to a roof terrace offering panoramic views across the east of the city towards St Paul’s Cathedral.

The amenities in the development include an on-site cafe/bar, cinema room, music rooms, games area and gym.

Students will also benefit from access to local public transport and 494 long-term and 32 short stay cycle parking spaces, of which 5% will be accessible for adapted cycles.

The development will target BREEAM Excellent and has been designed to be climate resilient – including urban greening and water-saving measures – with the aim of reducing operational carbon emissions.

The 644 rooms comprise a mix of bedroom types including studios, two-dios and ensuites including cluster apartments, with 64 rooms proposed as wheelchair accessible.


Formerly known as Citicape House.

2020 January - City of London approves plans for the greenest building in the capital. New Hotel Plans for the existing office building to be demolished to make way for a 382-bedroom hotel featuring the vertical l61-65 Holborn Viaductandscaping designed by Sheppard Robson.
Living Wall The hotel was planned to have a 40,000 square feet living wall within the façade, which will annually capture over 8 tonnes of carbon, produce 6 tonnes of oxygen, and lower the local temperature by 3-5 degrees Celsius. The wall will significantly contribute towards improving local air quality, by trapping approximately 500kg of particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) per year.

2019 September - Planning application submitted for: Demolition of existing building structure and erection of a 55m high mixed-use building comprising hotel use, restaurant / bar use, office workspace use, flexible hotel / cafe / workspace and publicly accessible 540m2 terrace at roof level. City of London Ref. No: 19/01038/FULMAJ.

Get exclusive 61-65 Holborn Viaduct updates on your email

#launchingsoon - subscribe to our weekly newsletter
Be the first to hear about the upcoming launch events and emerging projects – Buildington’s free ‘Launch Events Weekly’ newsletter is sent out once a week

Site & Location


Demolition Contractor
Main Contractor
Site Security
CGI Artist


News, events, milestones and offers from the new development
+ Post a new milestone

News from the companies

Nearby new developments

Kimberley House
New transaction
Royal London Asset Management, on behalf of Royal London UK Real Estate Fund, has entered into a preleasing agreement with global law firm Hogan Lovells on the 266,000 sq...
Snow Hill Police Station
Plans approved by Committee
The City of London Corporation has approved plans to transform the former Snow Hill Police Station into a ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotel. The heritage-led plans...
Stonecutter Court
New appointment
Development manager CO—RE has appointed Mace for the redevelopment of the 13-storey Stonecutter Court. The development will deliver 250,000 sq ft arranged over two...
Smithfield Market
Planning permission granted
City of London Corporation has granted planning permission and listed building consent for the new Museum of London in West Smithfield.Expected to become one of London's...
Site acquired
GPE has acquired long leasehold interest at 6/10 St Andrew Street off-market for £30 million (£650 per sq ft). The 46,200 sq ft building is currently vacant, and...
Hill House
Plans approved by Committee
The City of London Corporation Planning Applications Sub-Committee has approved Landsec's plans for a new office scheme at 1 Little New Street in London EC4.The unique...

Nearby buildings

Sixty London
Site acquired
Norges Bank Real Estate Management has acquired a 100% interest in an office property located on 60 Holborn Viaduct for £321.3 million. The agreement was signed and...
Fitz Eylwin House
New in Buildington!
The Bailey
New occupier
Endurance Land has let the first floor of The Bailey to Willmott Dixon Interiors. The Grade II listed building, which has a BREEAM Excellent rating, a Wired Score...


Information on this page is for guidance only and remains subject to change. Buildington does not sell or let this property. For more information about this property please register your interest on the original website or get in touch with the Connected Companies.