Other occupants at 15 Crinan Street include the precision lending start-up Boost & Co, whose innovation in the financial sector has given SMEs a modern and less rigid alternative to standard banking loan models.
A former Victorian-era diamond workshop, the building has been given an arresting refurbishment under the direction of Gpad architects that is as multi faceted as the gems that used to be fashioned here. Extending to a total of 7384ft2 across 6 storeys – lower ground to 4th floors – the refurbishment employs a rich palette of contemporary and vintage fittings in a specification that not only looks to the future, but also deftly evokes the sense of age-old craftsmanship.
Each one of the floors wears its heritage with pride and there are plenty of girt-blasted walls and chimneybreasts as a reminder of the building’s history. Extra personality comes from the style of windows on the different levels, from full height picture windows and street frontage on the ground floor, through brand new large sash windows on the 1st to 3rd floors, to the wrap around floor-to-ceiling glass walls in the new top floor extension.
That stylish and timeless backdrop has been beautifully augmented by a combination of industry, hi-tech and heritage-inspired materials and finishes including beautiful oak parquet floors, exposed overhead services in galvanised ducting and suspended halos of LED lighting.
Even the communal wc and shower facilities are something of a work of art, finished in a palette of white, black and anthracite, offset with muted ochre accents, and feature high quality fittings and accessories alongside stunning geometric tiling inspired by the building’s gemstone legacy.
The location is a classic Victorian back street that has seen remarkable transformation, both in the repurposing of its former industrial buildings alongside the landmark new development of Kings Place. Just yards from The Regent’s Canal and Battlebridge Basin, 15 Crinan Street is well placed to enjoy the remarkable buzz of Kings Cross including Pancras Square, Granary Square and a unique and vibrant waterside scene.