Metropolitan Wharf is a Grade II Listed Victorian riverside
warehouse and is one of London’s most impressive wharf buildings. Sitting on
the northern banks of the Thames, the building is sandwiched between the
cobbles of Wapping Wall and the lapping of the river, in an atmospheric and
hugely characterful location that was not only the Capital’s nautical hotspot,
but also the launch pad of London’s urban renaissance.
Wapping is gradually building a name for itself for an
emerging scene of creative workspaces that sit alongside its well-established
reputation for some of London’s most authentic examples of riverside warehouse
apartments. The commercial space created in the 80s and 90s from the initial
regeneration of the docks are now being renovated into twenty first century
workspaces to match those in the City Fringe, but within a unique quarter
abutting the eastern side of Tower Bridge.
Metropolitan Wharf’s latest incarnation is courtesy of UK
Real Estate whose current repositioning of the building is led by Hawkins Brown
Architects. Alongside the revitalised commercial element, the refurbishment
includes 8 residential penthouses from Design Research Studio, the interior
design arm of Tom Dixon.
We are offering a series of newly refurbished creative
workspaces across the first to sixth floors from 1,844 to 3,237ft2.
All feature open plan floor plates and a specification including high speed
fibre connectivity, exposed brickwork, cast iron columns, galvanised steel
perimeter trunking, suspended LED lighting and superb natural daylight through
warehouse style windows inspired by the original design.
If you seek an entrance to be entranced by, here is where
you’ll find it with a grand lobby that cuts through the entire depth of the
building and takes you from street to riverside terrace under vaulted brick
ceilings and past a striking reception desk that evokes the headwear of early
The communal areas also include chill out zones, log fires
and contemporary artworks that help in creating plenty of places to sit, talk
and relax outside of the office spaces. Other facilities include 24-hour
security, passenger lifts, secure bicycle storage and showers.
Also within Metropolitan Wharf is Bottega Deli and Il
Bordello restaurant and bar. There are many other great places to eat and drink
that are well worth discovering in the immediate neighbourhood.
Wapping’s transport offering was transformed with the coming
of the Overground. Just two stops from Whitechapel and the forthcoming
Crossrail interchange, Wapping is now extremely well connected to London’s
transport network: just one stop from the DLR at Shadwell and two from the
Jubilee Line at Canada Water, meaning Canary Wharf, the City and City Fringe
are all within a 10 minute ride.