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Screen capture of The LOOM development website at

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14 Gower's Walk, London E1 8PY
September 2016

Description of The LOOM

The LOOM is an office building in Aldgate, London E1.

The Grade II listed building renovations completed in Autumn 2016.

Once a wool storage warehouse, the building was refurbished to provide over 100,000ft2 of office space, a new café, and the relocation of the main entrance to the old loading bay.

The design seeks to explore and reveal the building's history, whilst introducing new interventions to meet the requirements of a modern commercial building in London. The raw metal screens reference the buildings textile and manufacturing history, whilst utilising a material that will patina with time.

- Duggan Morris Architects

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News & Comments: (5)

2017/04/06 07:41

The Loom by Duggan Morris Architects has been shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Award 2017!

Visit to find out more about the awards.

2016/12/19 12:20

Tribe Marketing has taken 5,700 sq ft of space at The LOOM on a five-year lease. Helical has let over 30,000 sq ft here in 2016.

2016/11/09 16:39

Two further lettings have been signed at The Loom, reports Helical.

Hey Habito, an online mortgage broker and Twelve Fifty One Communications, a business consultancy have taken a total of 4,750 sq ft in two separate units on the first and second floors.

Both have agreed 5 year leases and a rent of £52.50 psf, a 17% premium to March 16 ERV. The news follows the announcement that Helical has let the remaining 15,387 sq ft at C Space, its award-winning Shoreditch office scheme.

Helical completed a major repositioning of The Loom in September. The refurbishment included a new entrance and reception on to Gowers Walk, an onsite café/bar operated by cult brand Look Mum No Hands!, showers and a bike store.

The building has achieved Wired Certified Gold, putting it in the top bracket in terms of broadband and telecoms infrastructure in the UK. Helical has a further 29,000 sq ft of exceptional refurbished space currently available in units ranging from 1,100 sq ft to 8,400 sq ft.

Commenting, Tom Anderson, Senior Investment Executive at Helical said: “Following an incredibly successful launch it is great to be welcoming two more businesses to The Loom, attracted by its high-quality exciting space, strong location and outstanding connectivity. We have a number of discussions ongoing and are hopeful of announcing more new arrivals soon.”

Hall Kemp and Colliers act for Helical. DeVono Cresa acted for Hey Habito and The Workplace Company acted for Twelve Fifty One Communications.

Further details can be found at

2016/09/27 16:49

The main refurbishment works at The Loom completed in August 2016 with c. 58,000 sq ft of a total 110,000 sq ft comprehensively refurbished since acquisition together with all essential plant, equipment and common parts.

Average contracted rent at the building is c. £31 psf with highest rent achieved of £54 psf. 32,500 sq ft is currently available, with 4,750 sq ft under offer.

Source: Helical Interim Management Statement for the period 25th July 2016 to 26th September 2016

2016/07/13 16:44

The Loom is nearing completion, with an official opening date set for September 2016, reports Duggan Morris Architects.

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