7th September 2018

Martin’s Properties, a leading property investment and development company based in Central London, operating throughout the South of England, is delighted to announce the launch of The Old Sorting House, Essex Road, Islington, London.

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

Martin’s Properties are launching the office building to the market today through Colliers with a guide rent of £60 per sq ft. Built in 1855by 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.

Acquired by Martin’s Properties in 2016, working with leading architects, Ben Adams Architects, 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 comments:

‘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 comments:

‘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.’

For press enquiries please contact:

Bronya Heaver, Bronya@maisoncomms.co.uk 07813 680 704

Henrietta Harwood-Smith, Henrietta@maisoncomms.co.uk 07866 529 159