Planning Usage: B1 Business / Office
A new designer office for
under £40 per sq ft. Impossible? Actually, no.
When all of your time is spent wandering around Clerkenwell,
Shoreditch and other parts of the City Fringe, it can be easy to assume that
£60+ per sq ft is simply what an occupier will need to pay if they want a
decent London workspace.
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
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 580 – 8,938ft² (54 – 830m²)
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.