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    15 April 2019
    Lloyds Avenue is one of the most striking streets in the City, lined with classically detailed Italianate buildings that were built in around 1900 by the Lloyds Shipping Company to house their operations.
    Number 6 has been recently refurbished to provide a series of contemporary work-spaces that range in size from 431ft2 to 1,835ft2 and can be taken either individually or grouped to suit a variety of business setups.

    The interiors are finished with bright white walls and oak engineered floors, with the original iron columns and woodwork painted in a cool modern grey. The effect is a soft, elegant and versatile backdrop reminiscent of many a city fringe work-space.

    The specification includes Daikin air-conditioning and black-enamelled suspended lighting by Fagerhult with acrylic diffusers and side emitting LEDs for evenly luminated surfaces. The landlord is also offering a fitted option to include meeting rooms, cabling and also high gloss kitchenettes with metro tiles and corian worktops.

    The high quality fit-out also extends to the communal areas where corridors are laid with designer Bolon flooring.

    Lloyds Avenue's singular architectural heritage has been designated a conservation area and is a dynamic city location. The double curve in the street and carved horizontal channelling in the masonry building facades drives the eye along the street, with the view at the northern end terminating in stunning fashion The Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe puncturing the sky.

    Running between Fenchurch Street and Crutched Friars, Lloyds Avenue is within walking distance of a number of stations and transport connections with National Rail at Fenchurch Street, Underground at Aldgate and DLR at Tower Gateway.

    The Author

    Sam Jacobs
    +44 20 7487 1747
    +447703 804 533
    sam.jacobs@colliers.com