An extensive and challenging restoration project of a Grade II* listed historic building.
The Old Sessions House is one of the finest and most important historic buildings in Clerkenwell. Constructed in the late 18th century as the Middlesex Sessions House for the Magistrates’ courts, it was a high-status building dominating Clerkenwell Green and the surrounding area. Over the years it has housed numerous offices including, most recently, the London Masonic Centre and has gradually fallen into disrepair.
Luckily, in 2015 the building was bought by Sätila Studios with the vision to restore its former glory by reinstating and preserving some of the original key design features. The Old Sessions House is going to be converted into a modern venue hosting a private members club. The idea is to make it a “social gathering point” for the area with the ground floor used for that purpose.
Key features include a roof top plunge pool and a green space as well as additional entertainment area created in the basement where the original prison ‘cells’ were located.