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  2. Midtown hideaway: self-contained office building on historic passage

    11 June 2019
    We are marketing a newly refurbished and self-contained Victorian office building set in a network of pedestrian walks between High Holborn and Theobalds Road close to Grays Inn Square.
    Extending to a total of 3,240 ft2, the building has a striking red brick and stone exterior and is arranged over lower ground to third floors: 824 ft2 on the lower ground, 750 ft2 on the ground, and the remaining 1,870 ft2 divided roughly equally across the first, second and third floors.

    Inside, the refurbishment works have concentrated on retaining the period flavour of the building where possible and adding a contemporary aesthetic and specification to create bright open workspaces on each floor.

    Cast iron fireplaces and renovated and high ceilings have been paired with a modern specification including oak engineered floors, air conditioning and recessed downlighting to create sleek and characterful work spaces.

    The kitchenette is a lesson in minimalism: tucked behind a corner, its dark grey cupboard fronts fold back to reveal wall shelves, a sink and worktop, under which are a hidden dishwasher and fridge. The WCs meanwhile are designed in modern classic fashion with deep green glossy metro tiles, Victorian-style porcelainware, checkerboard floors and a mix of contemporary and period pipework and taps.

    With its Victorian era street lamps and handsome period buildings, Warwick Court is an atmospheric and unusual mid-town location, well placed for a wander into the City, City Fringe and West End. Also nearby are three stations: Chancery Lane (Central Line - 3 minutes walk); Holborn (Central & Piccadilly Lines - 5 minutes walk) and Farringdon station (Thameslink, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines and an upcoming stop on the Elizabeth Line - 10 minutes walk).

    High Holborn has become a lively shopping street and is lined with food and drink options from quick bites to longer stays, while Leather Lane’s daily street food market is just 8 minutes walk. Two of London’s more secret public gardens are also close by, with Lincolns Inn Fields and Red Lion Square both pleasant places to sit for lunchtime in the summer.