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  2. A full house at Wharf Studios

    1 May 2019
    With the sale of the final remaining unit, Wharf Studios in N1 is now fully occupied and home to a wide range of businesses and organisations from the fashion, construction, charity and creative sectors.
    Wharf Studios overlooks the Wenlock Basin and consists of 45,000ft2 of industrial office space across the Ground, Lower Ground and Basement levels of the City Wharf development. With a wide range of floor areas from 3,731 to 9,276ft2, each of the six fully self-contained units has its own ground floor street access and most have private terraces.

    This part of N1 has become something of a cultural destination between City Road and The Regents Canal, with numerous art galleries - most notably the Victoria Miro - occupying the spaces among the many design studios.

    The Wharf Studios refurbishment was carried out by our clients Vengrove who bought the space through Colliers in 2016. Following completion of their purchase we worked closely with Vengrove and their architects, Thirdway, on both the Cat A specification and on dividing 45,000ft2 into 6 units of varying sizes to accommodate a broad owner-occupier audience. We also gave input on branding and marketing materials.

    The end product was a series of striking duplex and triplex spaces with huge windows facing the water, a BREEAM rating of EXCELLENT and an EPC rating of B. Finishes include exposed overhead services in powder coated white, steel floor tiles, raw concrete pillars, oak veneer detailing and ensuring black metal staircases.

    A full sales campaign began in the autumn of 2017 and over the last 18 months we have completed on sales to the British Ecological Society, Family Action, Ardmoor Construction, Mark Antony Fashion, Malim civil engineers and the creative agency Dixon Baxi. 

    The combined sales value of the units totalled £23,237,500.

    The Author

    Elliott Stern
    020 7101 2020
    07834 918 700
    Elliott.Stern@colliers.com