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Technique, 132-140 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DY

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21,214 – 72,725 Ft2

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

    TECHNIQUE Re-set the expectation... 74,000 sq ft landmark new office space development, conjured and crafted from two historic buildings in the heart of Clerkenwell. Radical in design and use of materials, it sets a new benchmark for sustainable, adaptive re-use and the development of thoughtful, human-centric office space. It is rooted in a sense of responsibility to the local environment and respect for the people who work there. Set across six storeys of high-ceilings and generous open volumes washed with superb natural light, Technique is richly textured at every turn. The architects, BuckleyGrayYeoman, have boldly re-configured and re-invigorated the existing buildings, adding new layers, together with a remarkable new entrance lobby and private gallery, all topped with 10,000 sq ft of green roof. Technique is a truly future-facing development, designed to serve, support and inspire.

    Property Details

    4th Floor Ceiling Height
    Office: 3.1m
    2nd Floor Ceiling Height
    Office: 3.3m
    3rd Floor Ceiling Height
    Office: 3.1m
    1st Floor Ceiling Height
    Gallery: 7.1m | Office: 3.1m
    Ground Floor Ceiling Height
    Reception Lobby: 4.5m | Office: 3.5 - 4.3m
    Office Occupational Density
    Platinum Certificate
    EPC Rating
    Targeting B
    General Projects
    Lease Term
    New full repairing & insuring lease(s) available for a term by arrangement direct from the freeholder
    The property is elected for VAT
    Completing Q2 2021
    Legal Costs
    Each party to bear their own legal costs in this transaction
    Local Authority
    The London Borough of Islington


    Planning Usage: B1 Business / Office, A1 Retail / Shops

    Technique is an elegant but hugely inventive amalgamation, expansion and reconfiguration of a decommissioned bank and gin distillery, providing the site with new purpose.

    The original buildings, though handsomely of their place, were a tricky base material for a bright new hub for creative business. But General Projects was set against the waste of energy and resources involved in tearing them down. It also presented an opportunity, through the smartest architecture, elegant and ingenious additions and reconfiguration, to create something remarkable.

    BuckleyGrayYeoman set about devising a new internal flow and logic for the amalgamated buildings,
    starting with a ground level infill. This new addition is at once grand entrance, lobby and the focal point of a new community. 

    And its focus will be a Formafantasma-designed drinking water fountain, encouraging connection
    while discouraging single use plastic. 

    The new infill also includes a new first floor private gallery boasting 7m high ceilings. A large skylight will create a dramatic shard of natural light making the space perfect for everything from exhibitions and events to yoga classes. 

    The gallery – occupying what could have been two floors of valuable office floor space – is just part of a commitment to create a workplace environment that thinks about well-being at every level.

    Sustainability is a priority in the construction, and on-going life, of Technique. Three entirely new floors are being built using superperforming glue and cross laminated timber structural components, sourced from sustainably managed forests, rather than concrete and steel and resulting in a 43% reduction in carbon emissions.

    Structural elements of the CLT addition are being prefabricated off site and assembled on site, cutting site traffic by 70%. Technique will be topped with 10,000 sq ft of green roof, increasing local biodiversity and reducing the heat island effect. All of which means that the building is set to achieve
    a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating, a rare achievement for a refurbished building. 

    Buildings betray their history, reward care and react badly to disregard. The commitment, the collaboration, the innovation and expertise required for thoughtful renewal can also be baked in, it continues to resonate. It can be tangible and felt by the people lucky enough to work in such places. Technique is that kind of place.


    1. Outstanding natural daylight throughout the building
    2. Striking lobby design by Formafatansma
    3. Characterful and voluminous workspace with 3-3.3m ceilings throughout
    4. Office floors offer beautiful and tactile exposed sand-blasted concrete and/or white-washed timber
    5. Additions built in sophisticated and sustainable materials
    6. Modern design suspended LED lighting throughout
    7. New windows throughout
    8. New feature WCs
    9. Full new MEP throughout
    10. CAM-C underfloor heating and cooling provided on upper levels allowing clean soffits and maximum flexibility
    11. Exposed VRF heating and cooling on ground floor and basement
    12. Space allocated at roof level to house future tenant UPS 3 x new passenger lifts
    13. Thoughtfully designed cycle parking, showers and lockers designed to accommodate 110 users at peak times
    14. 10,000 sq ft of blue and green roof
    15. BREEAM Excellent
    16. Wiredscore Platinum

    Availability (2)

    UnitFloorSize (Ft2 | M2)Rent (/Ft2 | /a)S/Charge (/Ft2 | /a)Rates (/Ft2 | /a)Total /aPlanning UsageStatus
    4th (Private Roof Terrace)6,175P.O.AT.B.CT.B.CP.O.AB1Available
    3rd (Private Roof Terrace)12,443B1
    2nd (Private Roof Terrace)15,468B1
    Unit 1Ground3,305P.O.AT.B.CT.B.CP.O.AB1, A1Available
    Unit 1Lower Ground3,810B1, A1
    Unit 2Ground10,581B1
    Micro Units (2 - 5)Lower Ground3,518B1
    Total / Avgs.Total / Avgs.72,725T.B.CT.B.CT.B.CT.B.C
  2. Location

    132-140 Goswell Road,
    London EC1V 7DY

  3. Transport

    Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan
    Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan
    First Capital Connect, Thameslink
    Old Street
    National Rail Services
  4. E.P.C

    To be provided in due course.

  5. Other Documents


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