Victorian values: high standards and classic London interiors at Old Street - Colliers International | London



  1. February 2018

  2. Victorian values: high standards and classic London interiors at Old Street

    23 February 2018
    In a world of converted warehouses, repurposed factories and glass fronted office blocks, the refurbishment of 91-93 Great Eastern Street stands out as an archetypal and elegant slice of London Victoriana.
    Located at the point where Great Eastern Street meets Old Street, floors 1, 3, 4 and 5 of this gateway corner building have been refurbished and are available to let on a floor-by-floor basis. However, the second floor is scheduled for refurbishment after the existing tenants vacate in May, meaning an occupier could take the entire upper floors, securing a total of around 9,500ft2.

    As things stand today, the first and third floors each extend to around 2,400ft2 and form part of the original Victorian structure. There is something instantly familiar – and indeed comforting – about these office spaces: they feel, in very many ways, just like home and display the characteristics of houses that so many Londoners will have either grown up in, or live in today. 

    Sash windows, tall skirting, panelled interior doors, ornate fireplaces, original floorboards and decorative cornicing really set these workspaces apart in a marketplace concentrated on industrial themed offices.

    At the top, a newer construction on the 4th and 5th floors provides a magnificent penthouse office of almost 2,300ft2. Converted from its original residential usage, this stunning duplex space is wonderfully light, with double-height walls of glass running around its perimeter and leading out to a private wraparound terrace with views over the City Fringe.

    Each office is air conditioned and has been given a sleek, contemporary treatment that combines a smart minimalism with some beautiful fittings, including futuristic led lighting suspend by minimal cabling to create the sense of light boxes floating overhead. A crisp pallet of white, black and natural wood runs throughout.

    Building amenities at 91-93 Great Eastern Street include a reception lobby, passenger lift, video intercom, shower facilities, communal cycle storage, and 24-hour access, while the Shoreditch Triangle location could hardly be better placed for enjoying a remarkable local scene of places to eat and drink as well as excellent transport connections at Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations. 

    The refurbishment has been carried out by GMS Estates who were responsible for another notable refurbishment at nearby 35 Paul Street.  Their signature recipe of attention to detail and reviving as much of a building’s architectural heritage as possible gives their developments as distinctive quality and flavour.

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    Joshua Miller
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