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February 2020
View to IDT House from Featherstone Street

View to IDT House from Featherstone Street

April 2011


44 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RN
Old Street
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Description of Script

Script is a brand new 51,000 sq ft office space in London EC1.

Complete refurbishment in 2020 will create 51,000 sq ft of office space, including a self-contained media studio with its own entrance.

The building is 150 metres from the Old Street roundabout in the heart of the area's thriving tech cluster.

Formerly known as:
- Defoe Court
- IDT House.

2019 - LBS Properties acquires the 43,000 sq ft freehold Defoe Court building for ca £32m from Paris-headquartered Amundi Asset Management. The deal reflects an initial yield of around 4.5% and forms part of a wider 'Amundi Collection' portfolio disposal. The building is let to five tenants and comprises 43,146 sq ft of accommodation, arranged over lower ground, ground and five upper floors.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Old Street Rail Station
Old Street Station
141, 21, 214, 271, 43, 76, 243, 55, N55

News: (1)

Award-winning London developer and asset manager LBS Properties has acquired Defoe Court building for circa £32m from Paris-headquartered Amundi Asset Management. The deal reflects an initial yield of around 4.5% and forms part of a wider 'Amundi Collection' portfolio disposal.

Defoe Court marks LBS Properties’ second office project in the area. Working with renowned Buckley Grey Yeoman architects, it is currently developing Chapter and Verse on the other side of the roundabout - the refurbishment of an iconic Victorian school house and creation of an adjacent new build office, providing a total of 50,000 sq ft of prime office space.

Nick Crawford, managing director of LBS Properties, commented: “The acquisition of Defoe Court reflects our confidence in the Old Street area as a prime City Fringe office location, complementing our current Chapter and Verse development. We are delighted to have simultaneously closed the senior loan with GreenOak, which will allow us to deliver another high quality scheme in an area that continues to enjoy strong tenant demand and rising rental values, largely driven by the tech and media industries.”

“This will be bolstered by the significant redevelopment plans for the roundabout itself, which is due to become more pedestrian and cycle friendly with the significant new public realm.”

Martin Sheridan, Principal, UK Debt at GreenOak said:
"GreenOak is pleased to support LBS in the acquisition and repositioning of Defoe Court. This transaction reflects the core principle of our lending activities, which is to enable our sponsors to implement their business plan. We look forward to continuing to support LBS."

05/02/2019 10:04 by Buildington

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