1. August 2019

  2. A full house at The Smithson

    1 August 2019
    With the letting of the ground and lower ground floors at The Smithson in the centre of Clerkenwell, this glamorous and really striking contemporary building in the centre of London's creative district is now fully occupied.
    The final let brings to a close story that is taken two years from start to finish involving collaborations with the developer and architect to deliver a truly remarkable building whose stepped terraces creates an instantly recognisable new element in the Clerkenwell skyline.

    The ground and lower ground floors have been let to Airsorted, the digital concierge service providing full management of short-term lettings to Airbnb hosts to free them from the day-to-day obligations of check-ins, check-outs, cleaning and laundry. Airsorted was established on Boxing Day in 2014 from the flat of founder James Jenkins-Yates and is now the world's largest Airbnb management business. 

    The award-winning design practice Peldon Rose was appointed to create the interior fit out and delivered a truly great workspace for Airsorted who are established EC1 occupiers and are relocating to The Smithson from their former offices on nearby Goswell Road.

    Developed by Savills IM, The Smithson's location at 14 St John Square gives it one of the most atmospheric and historic positions in the City Fringe, with cobblestone paving and the mediaeval St John's Tower. The square is surrounded by a number of high end furniture, fashion and design stores in what has become Clerkenwell's renowned showroom district.

    Colliers worked closely with the developer and their architects, Hate Tindle, to deliver a beautiful set of contemporary office spaces that are exceptional in their nature, specification and detail. The remainder of The Smithson building is let to Pan Macmillan, one of the UK’s largest book publishers.

    The project has been an inspiration from beginning to end with a team of people committed to delivering first class office spaces that demonstrate a clear enthusiasm for cutting-edge design, beautiful materials and, on a practical note, meeting the demands of modern enterprises to run a successful business.