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  2. Working on water: two office spaces in former factory on Wenlock Basin

    1 April 2019
    The rejuvenated City Road corridor has really matured of late and is now a thriving quarter of retail, residential and commercial occupiers that connects two of the best scenes in London: from the terraced pavements, high street shopping and global dining scene of Islington's Upper Street, to the artisanal eateries, coffee shops and cocktail bars that populate the streets of Shoreditch.
    Just off City Road on Wharf Road is Waterside, a cluster of Victorian factory buildings that now offers creative workspaces in a convivial setting. The environment is deliberately engineered toward interaction between tenants, helped by a location on the banks of the Wenlock Basin: the people working here regularly sit by the quay for lunch or informal meetings.

    We currently have two offices to let at Waterside - one of 570ft2 on the lower ground floor and one of 668ft2 on the 1st floor - both with plenty of original fabric on show including grit-blasted brickwork and industrial crittal windows. Each interior includes new engineered oak floors, a kitchenette in white high gloss, contemporary lighting, either recessed or suspended, and self-contained WCs. The spaces are available to rent on flexible lease terms from 12 months upwards.

    Outside, the industrial heritage is very much on display with original brickwork, cobblestones and steel cranes alongside a modern decked terrace for occupiers to enjoy. An additional treat is the on-site Pedlar cafe - something of a hidden London gem - serving coffee, cakes and sandwiches both inside and out in the courtyard.

    Numerous contemporary art galleries are located nearby including Victoria Miro, Artspace, Arcade,  BEERS and Eight Eighty. These lend a general sense of creativity and inspiration to a neighbourhood which is about to improve yet further with the upcoming transformation of Old Street Roundabout into a new public piazza.

    It's also a well connected spot with Old Street and Angel stations with walking distance, plenty of buses stopping nearby and Cycle Superhighway 1  just metres from the Waterside development, where of course there is plenty of parking for bikes.




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    Jake Kinsler
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    +44 7840 638668
    Jake.Kinsler@colliers.com