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  2. Opportunity and occupancy in WC1

    11 March 2019
    The Emerald Street Estate isn't really what you'd expect from Bloomsbury. In an area mostly associated with Georgian garden squares, Dickensian streetscapes and the hordes of the British Museum, a clutch of warehouses is something of a surprise.
    Robust architectural mementos of British mercantile heritage, these stout industrial buildings have been reimagined as atmospheric workspaces with authentic interiors of grit-blasted brickwork, renovated crittal windows and an all-around rugged aesthetic. Among the gathering of creative enterprises, Emerald Street is home to Portas, the brand consultancy founded by Mary Portas.

    We've had a flurry of recent activity on the street with a series of units becoming available and occupations across a number of buildings. At the Victorian-era 14-18 we completed a letting of the ground floor to Troy Planning and Design. Specialising in strategic and community planning in the public and private sector, the company has UK offices in London, Manchester and Hampshire along with international locations in Portland, USA and Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

    At 17-21, we let a light and bright plug & play space of 7,95ft² on the third floor to Senbla, a concert promotion and production company that arranges shows and national tours across the UK including films with a live orchestral accompaniment alongside gigs and musicals.

    In addition, we have just commenced marketing on the 1st floor at 17-21 which allows for a fantastic open-plan unit measuring 1,849ft² which has been fitted with a meeting room and kitchenette. The unit boasts generous amounts of natural light and has retained its original timber wooden flooring throughout. 

    Finally, at 10-12 we are marketing another third floor space in an art deco building, this time of 9,56ft² with high ceilings, engineered oak floors, a meeting room behind a glass curtain wall and a seriously smooth charcoal coloured kitchen. The quoting rent is £49.50 psf.

    Emerald Street is well placed for Russell Square, Holborn and Chancery Lane Underground stations alongside the food, culture and shopping of the nearby Brunswick Centre and an easy walk into Clerkenwell or Covent Garden.

    If you'd like to find out how Emerald Street could work for your business, please contact Sarah Hill in the City Fringe team.