The Grade II listed 109-111 Farringdon Road was designed in the mid 19th century by the famed architect Henry Jarvis with his signature facade of striking red brickwork and arching gothic windows. Jarvis was recognised at the time by the Royal Institute of Architects and today has a lecture hall named after him at RIBA's HQ in Portland Place.
However, that classic exterior belies what waits within and it's contemporary design all the way from the moment you step inside. Artistic back-lit geometric panels line the walls of the lobby whose renovated cast iron columns reach up from a polished concrete floor; it's a blend of old and new that sets the tone for what's to come.
Up on the first floor, nineteentwenty's new home has been cleverly crafted by filling in a former lightwell; an inspired move that has opened, expanded and illuminated the space. The aesthetic is ruggedly sleek and metropolitan with blasted concrete, white plaster, exposed bricks and high ceilings. Natural daylight pours in through big windows and the building has super-fast connectivity via fibre cables laid beneath white-stained, reclaimed wood flooring. Nineteentwenty can also look forward to their own demised terrace for socialising, relaxing and creative mindwork.
Nineteentwenty was established in 2013 by visual effects supervisors Ludo Fealy & Chrys Aldred, and producer Scott Griffin. The company works with agencies and major brands in film, TV and advertising and is adding a City Fringe office to its existing Bristol location.
Packed with some of the best eating and drinking in London, Clerkenwell's ascendancy continues unabated, in no small measure because of its transport links. Currently served by Thameslink and three underground lines, Farringdon station and will be a pivotal interchange on the Elizabeth Line between Canary Wharf and Heathrow Airport.
109-111 Farringdon Road is an exceptionally high quality building from the Satila Stuidos stable and, in case you've been experiencing feelings of envy or missing out, we'll be offering an equally stunning 2,500ft2 on the 2nd floor in July - again with its own roof terrace. Please contact us if you'd like to be informed when the unit is ready to view.