5 Historical London Buildings that Are Now Office Space
Walking through the streets of London, it’s impossible not to be amazed at the stunning architecture and historical buildings that surround you.
But did you know you could house your business right inside one of these very places?
But which historical buildings are available to work inside?
Well, here are five that may just surprise you.
Let’s take a look.
Battersea Power Station
An iconic part of London’s skyline are the four towers shooting up from Battersea Power Station.
Since it was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert and completed in the 1930s, this building has caught the eye of many a passer-by heading for a stroll down the South bank of the River Thames.
The power station was decommissioned in the 1980s, and since then there has been much thought into just how to use the building.
It has undergone several redevelopments and has been derelict for some years.
In recent years, the power station has been transformed, and is now home to a mixed-use development where people can shop, eat, live, and work.
Across the entire development there are a wide number of offices, and these are home to some leading worldwide brands including Apple.
With more offices on the way and set to be completed in summer 2023, this is an exciting location to place your business and a great place from which to network and scale.
Old Sessions House
We head over to Clerkenwell now for our next building and enter the historic Old Sessions House.
The tagline for this location reads ‘A London Landmark Restored to Splendour’ and you can see why when looking through the space available for workers.
The building was originally built in the 18th century and was used as a courthouse for over two centuries.
With a neoclassical façade on the outside and stunning marble floors and a large central staircase on the interior, you’re sure to wow your workforce and any guests as they head to your office.
Not only does it provide office space, but there a wide variety of entertainment and arts that takes place in Old Sessions House, including art exhibitions, photo shoots, fashion shows, and many more high-end events.
While some redevelopments modernise and remove some of the history from a building, this has stayed true to its roots, and what is left is a truly remarkable place to work and enjoy the elegance of London’s historic buildings first hand.
Waterhouse Square is famous for its red bricks and interesting architecture.
Originally built in the late 19th Century and used as the headquarters of the General Post Office Savings Bank, this building has undergone extensive renovations and now is the home to some truly stunning office space.
The original architecture was carried out by Alfred Waterhouse (hence the name), who is known for his work on such buildings as The Natural History Museum.
The complex consists of four interconnected buildings, each one offering various types of office space.
There’s a lot to love about this working location, such as a delightful rooftop terrace from which you can catch a glimpse of the London skyline.
Situated in Holborn, this is ideal for a company who wants to be in the heart of London and also be a part of the rich history of this city.
Our next stop is in Whitechapel and The Loom.
This is another building with lots of history, and it was first built as a wool storage warehouse. This was around the late 19th century, and there has been many different uses for the building since.
It wasn’t until 2013 when the building ownership was changed, and it began to be a home of modern office spaces.
This was part of a larger development which included living space and more.
Over a whopping six floors, the office space inside contains some great features such as high ceilings, cracking views, and an abundance of natural light.
This is a stylish office space, with the iconic exterior of the building showcasing a distinctive glass and steel façade that is sure to leave a strong first impression.
And the final selling point? You couldn’t ask for a better location to get in and around London from, with transport links and more right on your doorstep.
The Stable Yards
For something a bit different, why not take a look at The Stable Yards located in the Westminster area of Petty France.
This complex consists of a series of interconnected buildings which includes the stables (this was built as stables for the horses of the Royal Mews), as well as coach houses and tack rooms.
While the historic feel on the exterior of these buildings has been retained, a restoration process has taken place and these are now home to stunning modern office spaces that are packed with features such as meeting rooms, event spaces, breakout areas and more.
A stone’s throw away from iconic London landmarks such as the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace, if you love taking in the history of the capital, then these are the offices for you.
We have office space available over two floors so come and take a look and book a viewing with One One One today.
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