Storey, British Land’s flexible office brand, has launched a new London workspace in a Grade II listed, Art-Deco inspired building in London’s Fitzrovia. The stunning structure was built in 1929 by Sanderson Wallpapers and used as a showroom by the owners, but has now been refurbished to create a modern workspace, with an emphasis on wellbeing.
19 Wells Street retains many of its period features, including a distinctive Verdigris copper roof and the original staircase, which stretches right up to the expansive roof terrace. It’s well known that being outdoors has vast benefits for our wellbeing, and the planted rooftop area provides the ideal space to soak up natural light and views over the West End skyline, while escaping London’s busy streets. There’s also a covered kitchen and breakout area, making it the perfect spot to take time out from a hectic schedule, or hold an informal meeting al fresco.
Design is at the heart of everything Storey does, and the 21,000 square foot office space takes full advantage of the original black Crittall windows, which flood the internal space with energy-boosting natural light. Alongside the period features and Art Deco flourishes, you’ll find modern functionality too. Bike racks, lockers and showers with fresh towels are all provided, encouraging occupants to join the thousands of Londoners who get their heart rates pumping every morning by cycling to work.
James Lowery, Co-Lead of Storey says, “From its creation as a design-space and showroom for Sanderson Wallpaper in the early 20th century, to later serving as the British headquarters for Columbia Pictures, this building exudes creativity. Now that we have restored the interior with personalised, flexible work in mind, we can’t wait to see what exciting young businesses will call the building home.”
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Storey provides personalised working environments for ambitious businesses in great locations. Find out more at www.storey.co.uk.
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