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  2. Limited supply: two floors under offer and four to go at The Stock House

    5 September 2019
    Originally built between 1914 - 1916 as a Clerkenwell warehouse believed to store London stock bricks, numbers 17-18 Britton Street EC1 have now undergone a 2019 refurbishment under the direction of ORMS Architects.
    Deeply rooted in Clerkenwell's heritage, Britton Street's history dates back to the early 1700s when it was known as Red Lion Street after the local pub. In  1937 the street was renamed after the antiquary John Britton who, bringing the story full circle, was an apprentice at The Red Lion, which by then was called The Jerusalem Tavern.

    With a name and materials that honour the building's original use, The Stock House had been given a new streetside elevation of handmade clay bricks made in Denmark at the Peterson Tegl brickworks. A grid of large oak-framed floor-to-ceiling windows with contemporary concrete lintls competes the transformation into a 21st century facade.

    Inside, the building totals 13,326ft² of considered and crafted workspace where the top two storeys are already under offer. That leaves four floors available: the lower ground, ground, first and second - making approximately 8,400ft² to be taken as a whole or individually. 

    The ground and lower ground floors form a single self-contained unit of 5,285ft², with a private entrance on Britton Street and and a feature helical staircase connecting the two levels. The remaining offices are accessed through the main building entrance with the first floor unit measuring 3,200ft², and the second floor 1,830ft² with an additional 1,300ft² private terrace.

    The Stock House welcomes occupiers and visitors to its lift lobby and hall with teal coloured walls, brass detailing and hardwood parquet floors. Inside the offices a high-quality Cat A specification and modern-industrial aesthetic prevails with concrete soffits and exposed overhead services including air-conditioning ducts and suspended LED lightboxes in rectangular and circular forms.

    The design continues to the WCs where a white Corian combines with black taps and Staffordshire Blue floor bricks,  while the building's contemporary workplace credentials continue with unisex showers and 20 covered cycle spaces.

    Clerkenwell really needs no introduction add the centre and vanguard of London's creative quarter, with neighbours of The Stock House including Linkedin, Vitra, Zaha Hadid,  Grey London and Publicis Groupe. The local scene of cafes, bars, restaurants and retail is one of the best in the capital and soon, the already-acknowledged connectivity of Farringdon station is set for the the arrival of Crossrail,  create a major London interchange with unique city connections.

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