Tech city office scheme

Its a little behind schedule but Two Tabernacle Street is almost ready, practical completion is set for October and this new build office scheme is looking better than any of us imagined.

Following a fire in 2010 which completely destroyed this beautiful warehouse, a new modern office building has been constructed with some fantastic features including two terraces, 3 meeting rooms with exposed brickwork, large open plan office floors with raised flooring, good ceiling heights and vrf heating and cooling system.  Generous bike store and shower/changing rooms with lockers to the basement.

Six floors totalling 11,250 sq ft – available as a self contained building coming to the market in the next few weeks.

Register now for a preview inspection.

 

retail

Recently there has been a real buzz about EC1 food again, for a while there is kinda fizzled out, but thanks to some on trend occupiers taking restaurant units our waist lines are expanding and our pockets emptying

Seriously though, there are some really amazingly scrummy restaurants in Clerkenwell right now, Foxlow being my absolute favourite but you can’t beat Burger and Lobster for a fun inexpensive lunch and Polpo with their mega arancini balls and Blackfoot on Exmouth Market for all things Pork and I am really looking forward to Iberica opening on Turnmill St soon

Kench and Bibesy on Long Lane serves the best Gin and Tonic’s and the Be @ One on Charterhouse Street has a great happy hour deal on cocktails which seems to last for hours.

Clerkenwell is also now spoiled for choice if you fancy something quick and hot – a Mexican burrito, pizza slices at Pixxa and coming very soon another street food concept – and of course, the amazing smells wafting down Whitecross Street Market with street traders serving everything from jerk wraps to thai currys and mediterranean flatbreads.

But in my opinion Clerkenwell still remains under shopped in terms of supply, especially with Crossrail coming – can you imagine how many people will be milling around Smithfield.

But is it only about food?  Are there any angles which shopkeepers in Clerkenwell could be missing a trick on?  Personally I think the Boots on Farringdon Rd has been a godsend and something which the area has lacked for years.  But what else, who else can provide a missing service.  If you think you have the answer then get in touch because it just so happens that I have several retail premises to let at the moment (now you see where I was going with this…)

21 Ely Place

On behalf of our clients, The Gemmalogical Association of Great Britain, we have acquired 21 Ely Place, London, EC1, a Grade II listed end of terrace freehold comprising a total of 4,238 sq ft.

Please call for further details of the transaction, or if you require representation for an acquisition – either a purchase or a lease, ensure you get the best terms available by using Jarvis Keller Stephens.

 

WINNERS !!

Further to our last blog – 45 Gee Street, London, EC1 has won the London RIBA Award 2013

We woud like to thank the architects, building contractors and all involved in this fantastic project

 

45 Gee Street – office floors fully let and a potential award winner!

We are pleased to announce that Jarvis Keller Stephens have successfully let all the upper parts of 45 Gee Street with just the ground floor and basement remaining.

The upper floors now boast an array of creative tenants including 3 firms of architects and an advertising agency.

Furthermore the development has been shortlisted for a RIBA 2013 award and we look forward to the award ceremony, should be a fun night whether we win or lose !

The ground and basement floors comprise approx 1800 sq ft per floor and the landlord would consider letting separately, as at present they are not linked.

Presented in shell condition with a huge 35ft glazed frontage the ground floor benefits from both A1 (retail/gallery) and B1 (office) use.  Both floors have great ceiling heights and the ground floor is virtually column free space, the exposed concrete ceilings give a cool industrial feel softened by the solid oak doors.

For further details or to arrange an inspection please contact Lucy

 

Primrose Hill

Whilst Jarvis Keller Stephens specialise in EC1, we also act for Landlords who have properties all over Central London, one in particular is the small business estate known as 6 Erskine Road in Primrose Hill.

It’s such a lovely estate comprising 6 blocks of various heights and sizes located just off Regents Park Road and a few minutes walk from Chalk Farm station.  Historically some of the units have been used for piano manufacturing, at one time a stamp factory and then a well known footwear brand’s warehouse.  Nowadays the tenants are mainly creative companies, TV production, advertising and music studios.

What I always find interesting is the background behind tenant’s reasons for wanting to be in Primrose Hill.  There is no bank, no proper post office, no chain coffee house nor a pre-packed sandwich in sight !  Yet I don’t recall ever having difficulty in finding a tenant, I normally have a handful of potential occupiers on a waiting list to get into one of the units.  In my opinion there is a shortfall of commercial properties in Primrose Hill but apart from that I put it down to the fact that Primrose Hill is the ideal location for creative occupiers, the ability to step out of your workplace onto the buzzy yet beautiful Regents Park Road, sit outside one of the deli’s and have a coffee whilst scribbling down ideas for the next pitch, or to slowly walk around Primrose Hill park humming the first bars of your next top ten hit!

Because of the variation of tenants the estate attracts, one thing that I look forward to seeing is how the tenants transform the various units, what one year is a concert promoter call centre with 20 staff sitting side by side can the next year be a clothing designer’s showroom with only a couple of staff surrounded by rows of next years wardrobe must haves.

Personally I love carrying out inspections at 6 Erskine Road, the sun always seems to be shining and birds twittering away in the tree’s, I feel like a City girl on a mini country break for an hour!  The fact that you can walk to the west end in a few mins by just cutting through Regents Park and that you have all the amenities you need in neighbouring Camden I think adds to the beauty of working in Primrose Hill.  It’s all within reach if you want it, but it’s not in your face.

My clients laid back yet highly successful tenants always welcome new additions to the estate, some have been here for over 15 years, some started off in the smallest space and expanded to over 3 units.  If you are considering moving your workplace to Primrose Hill then best be quick, space is at a premium and doesn’t hang around for long.  Email me to see if I have any availability to suit you lucy@jarviskellerstephens.co.uk