Description of Urbanest Vine Street
Urbanest Vine Street is a new £85 million mixed-use student accommodation development in the City of London EC3.
Occupying the entire site is a two-level basement containing the exposed remains of the Roman city wall and bastion, which will house a gallery enabling the public and building users to view the monument, in addition to a café.
The scheme will deliver 654 student bed spaces across a 14-storey building that fronts onto Vine Street; a 6-storey student accommodation building adjacent to Crosswall; a 12-storey student accommodation building that fronts onto Crutched Friars; in addition to a 12-storey office building situated to the north of the scheme on India Street.
The ground floor of the Vine Street building will accommodate the student and office reception, utilities, loading bay, substation, and incubator space for entrepreneurial start-ups.
The development site is bound by India Street to the north, Vine Street to the east, Crosswall to the south and Jewry Street and Crutched Friars to the west.
Demolished Emperor House office building comprised 6-storey Roman Wall House and part five, part 6-storey Emperor House, which included Emperor House south. 11,738m2 offices, 296m2 restaurant, 276m2 nightclub in the basement and 683m2 ancillary space.
2018 October - Balfour Beatty is awarded by Urbanest to deliver the Vine Street development. Following a pre-construction services agreement, which commenced in October 2017, full works were planned to start in 2018 with completion expected in 2021.
2017 November - City of London grants planning permission for the application ref. no. 17/00239/FULMAJ.