Profile Books is an illustrious name in the literary world. The company was founded on April 1st 1996 and has gone on to publish multiple best-selling non-fiction works in a variety of genres including history, economics and science. Working with best-selling authors like Alan Bennett, Mary Beard and Simon Garfield, Profile Books has been named Independent Publisher of the Year 3 years in a row, as well as the ‘Publicity Campaign of the Year’ at the British Book Awards. The company is relocating from its exiting offices in Holford Street in Islington, just behind the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
Their new Clerkenwell offices are a pair of stunning, newly refurbished floors totaling 5,621ft with 3-metre high ceilings and superb natural daylight from windows spanning every elevation. The specification is sharp and understated with high quality wood floors, new air conditioning, exposed overhead ducting, and a smart décor of white walls and dark grey woodwork that is replicated in a sleek contemporary kitchen.
The building occupies a historic position between Smithfield and Barbican. In medieval times, merchants gathered on Cloth Fair to buy and sell material during the Bartholomew Fair. The street was also once the home of the English poet John Betjeman and today contains the oldest residential dwelling in London.