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Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ

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7,629 – 15,615 Ft2

P.O.A /Ft2


  1. Information
  2. Map
  3. Area & Transport
  4. Floor Plans
  5. E.P.C
  6. Other Documents
  1. Introduction

    "The Tea Building used to be full of tea... Now it's full of ideas." A robust and striking former warehouse in a prime location on Shoreditch High Street, the Tea Building is an iconic local landmark.

    Property Details

    Derwent London
    Lease Term
    New full repairing & insuring lease available for a term by arrangement direct from the freeholder
    The property is elected for VAT
    Immediately available
    Legal Costs
    Each party to bear their own legal costs in this transaction
    Local Authority
    London Borough of Hackney
    Building Website


    Planning Usage: Business / Office

    Derwent London's Tea Building is East London's centre for media & creative industry.

    After Derwent London converted it into creative workspaces and studio spaces in 2003, Tea proved an instant hit with creative and tech businesses that have since transformed the area. Today it is a flagship of East London’s new economy. In a unique opportunity, a new office space has become available at Tea in the next era of the building’s development. A blank canvas but retaining a strong industrial aesthetic and highly individual character.

    The Tea Building quickly filled with an intoxicating mix of digital startups and creative companies — more than 1,500 people now work in and visit the building every day. With its revamped neighbour, the Biscuit Building, its ever-evolving community enjoy Michelin-starred food, cocktails, co-working, Soho House members’ club with its rooftop swimming pool, internationally renowned art, a boutique hotel… all in-house. The Tea Building is one of a kind.

    The Tea Building’s atmospheric internal street, designed by leading architects, AHMM, which leads to its main reception, is a talking point and one of its most celebrated features. Now it can be accessed from either end, thanks to the new connection to Redchurch Street — its Crittall-style bespoke double doors and blackened steel finish holding true to the 1930s aesthetic.

    Inside, the street has been revamped to showcase more of the Tea Building’s raw beauty and industrial heritage. The wonderful cobbled floor has been retained, with walls and soffits gritblasted back to their original concrete finish. Raised plinths built from recycled timber railway sleepers form relaxed new zones to meet and greet,
    or take a moment with a flat white from the new coffee shop. A new entrance leads directly to the Hales Gallery, encouraging an invigorating detour.

    The reception itself is re-imagined, a tall open-fronted steel and glass box, the central hub of the workplace. Its dark raw steel shell has a strong industrial feel, a blend of roughness and craftsmanship, preserved in wax coating. New concrete steps with hardy Durbar treads lead up to the redecorated lift lobby.

    Bordering the City, Clerkenwell and Bethnal Green, Shoreditch is a thriving hotspot for culture, food and drink, art, fashion and music.

    The most recent Sunday Times 100 Best Places to Eat list featured five Shoreditch restaurants — Brat, St Leonards, Smokestak, Rochelle Canteen and Clove Club — all within a stone’s throw. Though Tea Building residents don’t have to leave the premises to find a Michelin-starred restaurant — Lyle’s, says critic Marina O’Loughlin, is “like the city’s hottestticket supperclub”. For great quality, affordable Thai there’s Smoking Goat. For wood-fired pizza and cocktails, there’s Pizza East a few doors down — or street food at the buzzing Dinerama market on Great Eastern Street. Further along, the recently opened Gloria is the latest restaurant to win rave reviews.

    Art lovers are well catered for locally — the Hales Gallery, located inside the Tea Building, launched the career of Jake and Dinos Chapman and has an exciting roster of international artists. Nearby, there’s Pure Evil for street art — although there is plenty in the surrounding streets themselves, free of charge; Red Gallery for live music and club nights; or Cock’n’Bull, a hidden gallery under Mark Hix’s Tramshed restaurant.

    Also on your doorstep is Redchurch Street, now one of London’s trendiest shopping streets, peppered with boutiques, concept stores and pop-ups, as well as established names such as APC and J-Crew. And there’s Box Park, the world’s first pop-up shopping mall, on Bethnal Green Road.

    The graffiti-covered train carriages just across Shoreditch High Street sit above the live venue Village Underground. If you fancy a movie, head for the luxury Electric Cinema on Redchurch Street, where you can sip cocktails while you watch. Or for a decadent afternoon swim, members’ club Shoreditch House is just next door and boasts an outdoor rooftop pool, as well as a spa, gym and boutique hotel.


    1. Open plan office space with industrial aesthetic
    2. Exposed air-conditioning system
    3. Good natural daylight
    4. LED lighting system
    5. Crittall-style steel openable windows
    6. Original industrial features retained with white washed brick walls
    7. Self-contained WCs
    8. Bike storage
    9. Shower facilities
    10. 4 x passenger lifts
    11. Loading bay
    12. 24 hour onsite commissionaire

    Availability (2)

    UnitFloorSize (Ft2 | M2)Rent (/Ft2 | /a)S/Charge (/Ft2 | /a)Rates (/Ft2 | /a)Total /aPlanning UsageStatus
    Unit 4.01 - Coming Soon 4th 7,629P.O.AT.B.CT.B.CP.O.AB1Available
    Unit 3.03 3rd7,986P.O.AT.B.CT.B.CP.O.AB1Available
    Total / Avgs.Total / Avgs.15,615T.B.CT.B.CT.B.CT.B.C
  2. Location

    Tea Building,
    56 Shoreditch High Street,
    London E1 6JJ


  3. Transport

    Shoreditch High Street
    London Overground
    Liverpool Street
    Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, TFL Rail
    National Rail Services
    Old Street
    National Rail Services
    55, 153, 243, N35, N55
  4. Floor Plans

    Floor Plan

  5. E.P.C

    To be provided in due course.

  6. Other Documents

    Marketing Brochure

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