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Old Sorting House

46 Essex Road, London N1 8LN

Description of Old Sorting House

Old Sorting House is an office building in Islington, London N1.

- Headquarters office building with a net internal area of 20,400ft2 /1,895m2
- Small business suite of 1,100ft2 /102m2
- 1 x one bedroom self-contained private apartment of 732ft2/68m2
- 1 x two bedroom self-contained duplex of 1,270ft2 /118m2


2018 - The building is redeveloped to the designs of Ben Adams Architects.
2016 - Acquired by Martin’s Properties.
1855 - Built in 1855 by the Postmaster General as a landmark building for the Northern District Post Office, it was converted into The Coronet picture theatre in 1911. Post-war, the building was used as a hardware merchant’s warehouse, an antique shop and a furniture store from.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Essex Road Rail Station
Packington Street
341, 38, 476, 56, 73, N38, N73

News: (1)

Martin’s Properties has launched The Old Sorting House office building in Islington.

The scheme comprises 21,670 sq ft of office space within the former post office Sorting Office arranged over four floors.

The office space is available through Colliers with a guide rent of £60 per sq ft.

The building has been completely redeveloped to offer triplex interconnecting floors and a self contained top floor with a generous roof terrace. The restored building has a modern twist on its industrial heritage including exposed services and structure behind its striking eleavtions fronting on to the corner of Essex Road and Packington Street.

Tom Martin, Chairman Martin’s Properties commented: ‘We were initially attracted by the buildings stunning architecture and the abundance of natural light. Working with Ben Adams Architects we have worked hard to create a characterful building celebrating the buildings history and bring it back to life as very special working environment incorporating the best in contemporary architecture..’

Shaun Simons Director & Co-Head of City Fringe, Colliers International added: ‘The Old Sorting House is a unique Head Quarters building in an exciting location. We have had lots of interest from growing tech companies looking to expand and attract young talent and with City Fringe take up 8% above the long-term average and media & tech companies accounting for 24% of new occupiers in the City Fringes, we think that the space will attract a number of creative companies.’

08/09/2018 20:43 by Buildington

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