Planning Usage: B1 Business / Office
Originally the site of David Duffield & Co, a
linen-drapers dating back to the 1800s, 76-78 Clerkenwell Road gained a more
recent renown as home to the revolutionary fashion house of Alexander McQueen.
The firm occupied the building for 10 years from 2008-2018 before moving its
London headquarters to nearby Aylesbury Street.
Now re-christened Drapers House, this classic Victorian factory
building has been subjected to a refashioning no less arresting than the
designs of its radical couture occupant. In a development by Rockspring
Property Investment Managers, an arm of PATRIZIA Immobilien AG, the building has been
transformed into a series of futuristic workspaces where dynamic floor plates
and creative mezzanines are augmented with hi-tech new materials and exposed
original fabric. It’s a visionary reimagining that will deliver almost
13,000ft2 of extraordinary office space in a prime Clerkenwell
reserved is the self-contained ground/lower ground floor 4,000ft2
duplex. That leaves the first through
fourth floors with access through the beautiful new entrance lobby with custom-designed
visitors seating upholstered in opulent jade velvet.
The first and
second floor units each occupy a floor of the original building and have large
replacement windows in the original factory style. Each measures about 2,200ft2.
& fourth floor unit provides a total of 4,400ft2 and combines
the building’s original top floor with a newly added double-height storey. This remarkable space includes a sleek mezzanine,
two private private terrace and, the building’s piece de resistance, a barrel
vaulted glass roof. It’s an inspired piece of architectural ingenuity that
offers an outlook across the Clerkenwell rooftops normally reserved for birds
and adventurous cats.
the materials, finishes and specification are: black steel mesh; exposed
warehouse fabric; superb natural daylight; new VRF air-conditioning systems;
LED strip lighting; fully accessible inlaid timber raised floors; shower facilities
and cycle storage.
Just one building from the junction of St John’s Street and
Clerkenwell Road, one of the most recognisable corners in the City Fringe,
Drapers House sits at the heart of London’s creative hub. Surrounded by British
and international innovators in the worlds of fashion, design, tech and media,
it’s an exciting and inspirational location that invites the very best in
creative talent; people want to work here.
With an unbeatable cache of places to eat, drink and
socialise at any time of day, the area delivers an unbeatable offering for
workplace enjoyment and with transport connections that are no less excellent.
Farringdon station is just a few minutes away and, in 2019, will have its
Underground and Thameslink services hugely upgraded with the arrival of
Crossrail, with direct trains to the West End, Heathrow, Canary Wharf and