The origins of the Old Sorting House reach back to the 1850s, when the Post Office sought new premises within the Angel area. Finding few opportunities among existing buildings, the Post Master General decided they should build their own and a walk through the vast hall provides compelling evidence as to the scope of operation provided by the Victorian-era postal service.
Our connection with this local landmark goes back to the autumn of 2014 when we sold the site to North Hill and helped them explore
the building’s development potential. One successful planning application later and we sold the building on to Chelsea-based developer Martin’s Properties in 2016.
Works then began on a comprehensive redevelopment including a brand new pitched roof, new internal floors and a new-build side extension. Completed in late 2018, Old Sorting House now houses over 20,000 Ft² of remarkable office space over four storeys, from lower ground to second floors.
Working very much with the original Victorian fabric, the interiors get progressively more architectural as you ascend. Beginning with exposed brick and sash windows at the bottom, the building culminates in an astonishing top floor with roof lights running the length of the roof apex and twin walls of glass opening out to spacious terraces.
It's a truly extraordinary space for a business to occupy, and the let to Zava matches the shared innovative cultures of developer and tenant.
Zava has swiftly grown to become the largest digital healthcare provider in Europe, dispensing over 2 million treatments since 2011. Headquartered in London, Zava operates in six different markets - the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland.
Already based in Angel for some time, Zava was keen to find a new home nearby to carry out its expansion plans with minimal disruption to the commutes or local familiarity of the workforce.
Old Sorting House was the perfect candidate.