Work starts on Shoreditch Hotel as Banksy Graffiti Saved

Foundry Pub to be demolished by Christmas

Detailed Plans have been submitted to rescue two large Banksy Artworks from the scene of the famous Shoreditch Bar by the developer behind a 22 storey hotel planned for the site.

Preparatory demolition work is imminent for Squire and Partners’ cylindrical Art’otel scheme, eight years after the Hackney planners first approved it amid angry opposition from conservationists and locals

The 0.22ha site, at the tip of Shoreditch Triangle where Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Rivington Street converge is home to a 1950s office building and the former Foundry Pub described as “a crucible of the Britart movement”



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