But for businesses without that sort of budget, or who simply don’t need a core City Fringe location, there is still the opportunity to acquire a beautiful, design-led industrial style space without having to go too far.
Enter Studios Holloway N7, just around the corner from Holloway Road tube (2 stops from Kings Cross) and about half a mile up the road from Highbury Corner. The location at the inner edge of TfL Zone 2 and just outside the congestion charge zone reduces commuting costs, both for drivers (parking is available within the development) and for public transport users.
This mixed-use development consists of around 600 apartments and a community of businesses across a collection of workspaces, retail units and leisure studios. Alongside a crop of creative enterprises from the design and media worlds, commercial occupiers include LeyLey’s, Bikram Yoga, Fit Space, Sacred Café, Bebop Hair Studio and Tesco Express – so there’s plentiful lifestyle offering for a workforce.
These really are remarkable units that would sit very comfortably among those in Clerkenwell and Shoreditch, but with rents of just £37.50 per sq ft to £39.50 per sq ft they have an extremely accessible price point and no less arresting a design. Spaces are available from 579 – 5,653ft² (54 – 525m²) each with its own front door, kitchen and WC within an open development.
With double height voids, glazed mezzanines, exposed concrete soffits with galvanised trunking, suspended air conditioning vents, fibre optic data connection and huge banks of glass along curved exterior facades, the units are every inch the core City Fringe in all but address.
Business occupiers also have use of an onsite facility known as ‘Red Meet’, a vibrant commercial hub that encourages networking and co-working alongside formal and informal rooms and seating areas for team and client meetings.
If you’d like to see whether Studios Holloway would suit your business, contact Josh Miller or Emma Higgins at Colliers on 020 7101 2020 or David Shapiro or Jonny Novick at Fresson and Tee on 020 7391 7100.