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31st March 2015
31st March 2015
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After a slight delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown we are delighted to report the last of 4 commercial units in The Ordinance scheme on Dock Street, London E1 has been sold. Acting on behalf of our developer clients we have sold the unit to IT specialist Teceze for their London office.
Acting for long term Landlord clients we have let the Ground Floor of 7 Bath Place to local building contractors Shoreditch UK Limited. The small office with parking looks like the ideal base for a busy contractor with jobs always on the go in the surrounding area.
Alongside our joint asset management agents CBGA Robson, we are delighted to have worked on the sale of 28 Brunswick Place, London EC1V. Rocket Properties have purchased this circa 12,000 sq. ft. building which we expect will, in time, be redeveloped within a wider Finsgate scheme.
After a late flurry of legal activity in the run up to the Christmas break, we are delighted to report the letting of the Ground Floor of 12-16 Westland Place, London N1 to long-standing local co-working operation The Brew by Rent24, having also acted on the last letting of this space back in 2006.
Acting for our Landlord clients have negotiated a new lease with a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise at 372 Old Street. This branch has already been in situ for at least 15 years and provides a vital service to local businesses and we are delighted that is branch will have at least 5 more years.
Acting for long term Landlord clients we have brokered the transfer of a coffee shop at 91 Rivington Street from Rivington Mix to Ditto Coffee. This London branch will be Ditto Coffee's third site after Liverpool and Manchester. Ditto Coffee aim to blend coffee culture with new independent music with the coffee shops being an off shoot of the larger Ditto Music Company
After a long search we are delighted to have acquired a Clerkenwell showroom for Sky-frame.
For long term Landlord clients we have let the Third Floor, 9 Chapel Place to wine merchants J F Tobias.
Acting for our Developer clients we are delighted to have sold a further self contained unit at 16 Dock Street. Education Law specialists John Ford Solicitors will make this vibrant E1 location their new home and will be relocating from Finsbury Park.
We are delighted to a let a studio and workshop on Orsman Road to renowned Jewellery Designers Shimell and Madden.
Award winning nail bar, cafe and bar London Grace will be opening their 9th store at 47 Rivington Street by their favoured Shoreditch crossroads. The letting of the 850 sq. ft. retail unit was on behalf of very long-standing private landlord clients.
Structural engineers Morph Structures have rented the Third Floor Rear, Unicorn House, 221-222 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 on a new five year lease.
Working for investor clients along with our joint agents Shackleton we are delighted to confirm that fashion stalwarts Lazy Oaf have rented a reconfigured shop at 11 Boundary Street, just off Redchurch Street, which will be their second bricks and mortar store.
For long-standing private Landlord clients we have let a bright and quiet courtyard office of 1,150 sq. ft. in Chapel Place, Rivington Street to fast-growing student marketing company Raptor.
For our developer clients we are delighted to have sold a brand new commercial shell unit at 10 Dock Street to audio visual specialists, Tateside.
For longstanding Landlord clients we have let a penthouse office on Hoxton Square to Neverbland who are a digital product studio. They have rented Unit 12 in 2-4 Hoxton Square which is just over 1,000 sq. ft. complete with private roof terrace.
Along with our joint agent Currell we are delighted to have let 4,225 sq. ft. over the Third and Fourth Floors at 27 Downham Road to Weengs. Weengs are a fast growing ecommerce shipping company and are the first ever office tenants in this new building and are joining Gym F45 who took a ground floor unit in the building last month.
For our Landlord client we are delighted to have let 31 Downham Road in Haggerston to fast growing gym chain F45. F45 are now fitting out the 2,550 sq. ft. unit which will be a great addition and amenity to the whole building and wider area.
We are delighted to have negotiated the disposal of our clients Ajax Stationers lease over a retail unit at 326-328 Old Street. On behalf of our client we secured a premium for their lease which was simultaneously surrendered and a new lease granted to Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP.
We are delighted to have sold 27 Boundary Street for long term clients Datrix Limited to BPC Interiors. This became a complicated transaction involving a lease extension. BPC Interiors will use 27 Boundary Street as their head office and showroom to showcase some of their fit out solutions.
A new sustainable PRET is moving into 128-129 Shoreditch High Street. The 1,774 Sq. Ft. unit will be completely refurbished and will showcase a new concept of the worlds first fully sustainable coffee shop. This thriving parade of Shoreditch High Street already hosts Aida, Pizza Pilgrims, Bar Kick and Elemental.
For our clients The Estate Office we are delighted to have let 178 Shoreditch High Street to outdoor apparel specialists The Brokedown Palace. Brokedown were represented by Belchak Corin and have taken a new 15 year lease of the space.
For a private client we have let a restaurant on famous market street Ridley Road to brothers Emmanual and Alexis Ross of Walter Munro Madardie. The brothers' venture will be focused on a Plancha theme and will be a lively addition to Dalston's eating out scene.
We are delighted to have sold a vacant freehold building at 2 Luke Street for a long term private client. Bro Design Limited have purchased the 4,140 sq. ft. building for their own occupation as a showroom and office for their clothing business.
We are pleased to have let a small unit in the creative hub that is Durham Yard, London E2 to fashion designer Martina Spetlova. Spetlova has produced some renowned collections and specialises in working with leather and woven-leather and collaborates with ECCO leather and sells in Selfridges.
Advising our Landlord clients we oversaw the assignment of The Drunken Monkey to Goose Island. We are expecting some major refurbishment of the venue, with an opening in September 2018. We'll have to take a gander!
For our Landlord clients we have let Unit 4 at 5 Durham Yard in Bethnal Green to Relational Urbanism. Durham Yard remains ever popular with architects.
Media Tree have put down new roots within the same building. For our Landlord clients we agreed the simultaneous surrender of their previous space, and then the new lease of the combined £1,400 sq. ft. First Floor Rear, Unicorn House & First Floor Rear, Lion House.
Specialist Retail design consultancy and interior designers Capelo Design has taken a lease of Unit H, 81 Curtain Road.
Another month, another letting in Lion House, 3 Plough Yard! We are delighted to have let the newly refurbished Second Floor to Black Architecture Limited who have taken a new 5 year lease over the space.
After some sterling work on refurbishment from the Landlord's contractor with the tenant waiting in the Crown and Shuttle to get in we are delighted to have let First Floor, Lion House, 3 Plough Yard to Two-Up Digital
For our private Landlord clients, we are delighted to have let a 2,131 sq.ft. showroom at 23 Charlotte Road to the GDG Group.
More positive new progress from the Shoreditch food scene! For Landlord clients we have let the apex corner site 45 Great Eastern Street to Shoryu Ramen - a delicious Japanese food restaurant.
We are delighted to confirm another letting in the ever popular 2-4 Hoxton Square. Axis Animation have rented a great 1,658 sq. ft. office unit on the second floor with a calming view of Hoxton Square below and vista through the canopy of the mature London Planes resident in the square.
For our Landlord clients we have let a small office at First Floor Rear, 372 Old Street to the expanding and award winning The Clove Club restaurant operation.
Acting for a long term Landlord client, we have agreed a new 15 year renewal lease for Robert Chan's The Drunken Monkey at 221-222 Shoreditch High Street.
Grace Loves Lace, the unique designer bridalwear shop from Australia has moved to Shoreditch! After originally opening on the Gold Coast and a second branch on LA's Venice Beach, Grace has now brought her timeless dresses to London, renting a fantastic 1,887 sq ft showroom in Hudson Yard.
This month we let a former cab office at 297 Old Street to Damascu Bite, an expanding Falafel chain with branches in Brick Lane and Shoreditch High Street.
We are delighted to have let First Floor, 23 Charlotte Road to free-thinking creative agency Smith Dawson!
We are delighted to have let 136 Shoreditch High Street to the expanding and fun Pizza Pilgrims. This is a great corner location in the shadow of St Leonard's Church
On behalf of our clients the National Association of Jewellers we are delighted to have assisted them with their acquisition of 45 Britton Street. This completes a successful move from Shoreditch to Farringdon following our sale for them of 78a Luke Street last year.
Fitness and sports focused model agency have moved from Richmond to a beautiful refurbished studio over 3 floors at 33 Charlotte Road.
Local Landscape Architects del Buono Gazerwitz, have moved around the corner into 81 Curtain Road. Check out their inspirational & aspirational gardens! www.delbuono-gazerwitz.co.uk
We have let our clients retail unit at 5 French Place to Beauty Salon Selfish. We hope Selfish will trade well from this location opposite the Ace Hotel and surrounded by offices and hotels.
The expanding fashion house of Marques Almeida have rented a double aspect office floor over over 3,000 sq. ft. within 445-459 Hackney Road. The building forms part of the emerging creative hub in this location which includes Continerville, The Oval, Pritchards and Hackney Roads.
We have let Units 23, 24 and 25 Waterside on Wharf Road, London N1 to scientific consultancy Adelard. Adelard are relocating approximately 1 mile north from the former home in Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell. The letting follows our clients refurbishment of these office units.
A busy month of housekeeping for our Landlord clients at Curtain House. We dealt with 24 renewals of small office units ensuring all tenancies are up to date in this converted warehouse multi let office building.
We have let a stunning office within Hudson Yard on Charlotte Road to Polar Black Events. Polar Black are relocating from Soho and were represented by Dowd & Co.
We have let a Third Floor office on Worship Street in the shadow of Amazon's forthcoming HQ to Cast Software. Cast Software were represented by the Workplace Company and have relocated from The City of London just across the Worship Street boundary into Shoreditch
For a private developer client we have let a restaurant shell on Ridley Road to Lucky Chip who were represented by Davis Coffer Lyons. The letting is likely to kick off further changes on this famous London market street with further new operators to move in.
A great way to end the year we are delighted to have acquired the freehold of 43 Charlotte Road for renowned design duo Barber Osberby.
We have let an attractive period retail unit within Hudson Yard, Charlotte Road to Patrick Cox Tokyo Edit. Patrick Cox were represented by luxury retail specialist Wilson McHardy. The letting represents a vote of confidence from an international brand on the Shoreditch Triangle.
We have a let the First Floor of 2 Chapel Place to the flag carrier of Taiwan - China Airlines. The airline was represented by Swire Maples and they have relocated from Soho. We hope they are happy working in the heart of Shoreditch as a more "grown up" company among the start ups.
Trade and Care's brand NOM Living has rented on a 10 year lease a 1,800 sq. ft. unit within Durham Yard, London E2. NOM Living who sell functional Cambodian an Vietnamese homeware have had a retail store on nearby Columbia Road for 15 years. The unit at Durham Yard will act as their office and store to help fulfil their own line sales
We have let the refurbished 2,000 sq. ft. First Floor of 28 Brunswick Place to French firm CEI who source work in London for French employees. The convenient office with proximity to St Pancras Eurostar and being in the employment hub of Old Street should serve CEI well. We had previously let CEI space in Curtain Road so pleasure to do repeat business with them.
We are delighted to confirm the sale of 78A Luke Street to Atlas Properties following strong bids from other parties. Our clients the National Association of Goldsmiths tasked us with the disposal of their long held freehold asset which has involved a lease back to enable their continued occupation for a period.
We have successfully secured for our clients Cafe Direct premises in the Bayford Street Business Centre represented by Strettons. Cafe Direct are now moving into roasting coffee themselves so tasked us with securing a location as close as possible to their Zetland House office. The new site in London Fields should fit the bill
After some rival interest Crowd DNA have secured the 3,230 sq. ft. Unit 5 in 2-4 Hoxton Square. Crowd DNA are relocating from the Tea Building so we hope they continue to thrive with the greener outlook of Hoxton Square.
We have sold another shell commercial B1 unit at Collent Street to renowned photographer Arthur Woodcroft. Collent Street located just off Well Street has proved popular with creatives wishing to be their own Landlords. Good repeat business for us as we had rented Arthur an Arch from TfL back in 2012.
We have let the 2,744 sq. ft. First Floor of 23 Curtain Road to Carnyx Group Limited publishers of The Drum marketing magazine. The Drum relocated just in time from their former office across the Road as the bulldozers are moving in to demolish in order to slowly bring the curtain up on Galliard Homes' The Stage.
Always pleasing to see a tenant's business in a client's building grow organically from strength to strength. Olivia Burton, who supply vintage inspired fashion watches, were bursting out of the seems of their 700 sq. ft. office. So they have successfully expanded into 1,600 sq. ft. within the refurbished Unicorn House on Shoreditch High Street.
Steve Hardman's Airbeem has rented Unit J in 81 Curtain Road. The Unit in this 7 year old building has a Live/Work use and until now has been more live than work. Now with demand for office space in area as strong as it is units in the building are moving into pure office work use.
The Unit G Gallery has purchased space from our clients on Collent Street in Hackney E9. The Gallery sits in an original warehouse section of this new mixed use development and will add to the buzz of the fast changing Well Street area
We are happy to have let a self contained Ground and First Floor of 1,400 sq. ft. at 22-23 Holywell Row to The Light Lab who are relocating from nearby Vestry Street. The Light Lab seem to be a tight nit friendly firm certainly having success in their field. A recent notable example of their installations has been the Kings Cross Tunnel Light Wall.
We have successfully assigned for a premium our clients, L’Age D’Or Limited’s lease over a shop at 61 Redchurch Street to LE LABO. Twentyretail acted for LE LABO who just before the transaction concluded had themselves been bought by Estee Lauder. This addition marks another step in Redchurch Street’s transformation to becoming the Bond Street of East London.
We are delighted to have let a Ground Floor at 33 Boundary Street to Dudson who were represented by Colliers. Dudson who are a large manufaturer of crokery from Stoke on Trent have relocated their London showroom from Mayfair across to Shoreditch
Acting for our client Herman ze German we are delighted to have secured for them their 3rd site on a prime pitch on Charlotte Street.
British Arts and Design Association to call Paul Street Home
Local and successful fashion and lifestyle store Goodhood have taken a lease from our clients at 151 Curtain Road.
The Tibet Relief Fund have rented a self contained office at Baltic Place from our clients.
Trio of Fashion Showrooms open on Curtain Road. We are pleased to announce the lettings of three spaces across 8 and 30-34 Curtain Road to Blood Brother, Rolling People Studio and Fashion Mode.
Telecoms Stalwart Digital Mail Limited founded in 1991 has rented space measuring 1,585 sq. ft. at 20-22 Curtain Road.
French SEO, Internet content and translation business Edit-place have rented the first floor of 67-70 Charlotte Road. The space measures 1,245 sq. ft. and should be a great base to establish their London operation.
Good luck to Leeds based Event Prop Hire who have rented a showroom and London office in Aldgate at 7 Manningtree Street.
Just in time for Christmas we are delighted we have acted for local firm and our own web designers Crumpled Dog in their acquisition of a lease of Ground Floor, 11 Chapel Place.
We are delighted that Hong Kong sunglasses firm Bbase have rented 1,635 sq. ft. at 69 Leonard Street from our Landlord clients. Shoreditch has consolidated itself as a go to centre for fashion showrooms.
A good example of our work. Matt Mumby's 24 SQ have relocated from a unit in Electra House which we manage over to a 1,040 sq. ft. Second Floor at 71 Leonard Street. We hope we can move then on and up at least one more time as they grow.
We are delighted to announce that existing tenant Lee Broom has expanded and opened a new flagship store at Electra House showcasing his beautiful and award winning range of products.
A game changer for the variety of Shoreditch's food scene today with the assignment of our clients Faro's lease to Linda Lee's On the Bab at 305 Old Street. OTB will bring Korean fast food to this buzzing stretch of Old Street.
Boy's Own legend and now renowned publican Cymon Eckel has teamed up with Shoreditch's number one by desks co working outfit The Hoxton Mix to transform a former motor cycle showroom on Shoreditch High Street in to The Forge.
Herman ze German have acquired their second London outlet at 33 Old Compton Street in Soho. This well funded business are on a expansion drive in central London.
Earthstream swoop in for Scrutton Street Office.
Strength of Shoreditch retail market shown by Landlord buying back a lease to control re letting of their property.
Northern lads open denim showroom in the heart of Shoreditch.
Some synergy as Institute of International Visual Arts rents space to Centre Screen Productions.
With Google Campus across the road Tabernacle Court attracts calibre tech companies like Leto Labs.
Rare Day move across Town (well Shoreditch anyway).