This remarkable slice of industrial heritage on Gower’s Walk was given a stunning refurbishment to a design by Duggan Morris architects, resulting in several prestigious and well-respected design and construction awards: a RIBA NationalAward, the AJ Retrofit Award for Best Listed Building and a BRICK Award for Best Refurbishment Project.
The Loom has drawn new and established businesses across a multitude of sectors, from fashion and finance to charities and creative agencies, all enchanted by the building's beauty, the spaces within and the value for money of an office space in Whitechapel. Not to mention, of course, the vibrant social and cultural scene.
Among the latest new occupants are Dutch fashion brand G-Star, moving from their previous office in Bermondsey, and INgrooves, an independent music producer relocating from the Shoreditch Triangle.
Alongside these new tenancies are a number of moves within The Loom including Tribe, an international creative experience agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles; the charity TBF (the public transport benevolent fund); video marketing agency Vidsy, and the seemingly ever-expanding mortgage market disruptor, Habito, taking yet more space in what is their third expansion since arriving at the building.
It's the first time in its history as offices that the The Loom has been fully let. The original conversion back in the 1980s delivered fairly rudimentary workspaces in what was very much a tertiary location; a far cry from the Whitechapel of today.
That companies are electing to remain at The Loom after a period in occupation and as their businesses evolve is testament to the quality, atmosphere and design that's now on offer coupled with Helical’s policy of flexible leasing. It's also the best indication we can imagine of a building delivering on its promise.
And despite its fully let status there is still plenty to talk about at The Loom with a new fully fitted turnkey solution being offered in 2019 and a selection of units becoming available. If you'd like to find out if The Loom is the right next home for your business, feel free to get in touch.