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  2. From courtroom to showroom

    30 May 2019
    Following on from letting the upper floors of Old Sessions House to Ennismore, the parent company of Hoxton Hotel, we have now let c. 5,000ft2 on the ground floor to the luxury Italian bathroom brand Gessi.
    Originally built as a courthouse in 1779, Old Sessions House has a long, storied and indeed motley history including a literary mention as the place where Oliver Twist was tried for the pickpocketing work of his friend The Artful Dodger. Given a Grade II Listing in 1985, the building is now being sensitively restored and refurbished by Sätila Studios to deliver a remarkable new location for modern businesses.

    Occupying the former prison cells, the ground floor space is truly one-of-a-kind and is a radical departure from the normal showroom environment: the flagstone floors, rustic brickwork and vaulted ceilings are a unique setting for Gessi to showcase its product range. The unit also includes external terrace areas totalling c. 1,900ft2 which will accompany their internal bespoke café. 

    Gessi began life as a small workshop in 1992 and has since grown into a highly aspirational and respected name in the high end bathroom industry. Today, the company operates from an international headquarters and production centre about 100km from Milan in a purpose-built 800,000m2 industrial park.