Architects build home in Metropolitan Wharf

9th November 2011

Richard Susskind & Company are delighted to announce that we have let unit 401 Metropolitan Wharf to architects Manolo and White. With stunning riverside views and a prominent location, Metropolitan Wharf has attracted an impressive list of tenants such as Hawksmoor, Lazarides Gallery and E. Tautz menswear. The capture of Manolo and White follows on from last week’s letting of unit 301, to City Wine Traders, through our joint agents Pilcher Hershman.

Metropolitan Wharf, Wapping is an iconic eight storey grade II listed Victorian building. With raw spaces of exposed brickwork and beams the spaces are focused on the beauty of its original materials. The building’s rich history has been strongly influenced by its position next to the Thames, it was even used as an execution dock with pirates and criminals all meeting their fate here. Nowadays it has a more gentile atmosphere with a reputation for riverside pubs and creative industries taking space in warehouse conversions.

Joining these creative types are Manolo and White who have taken a lease on Unit 301(1,323 sq ft). These architects have made a name for themselves by restoring old buildings to their former glory. They’ve won such honours as The Campaign To Preserve Rural England award for their projects that ‘protect and enhance the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of the English countryside.’ With this in mind it seems fitting then that they would pick Metropolitan Wharf for their headquarters.

Taking Unit 401 (1,339 sq ft) is the City Wine Traders who built up a strong reputation as advisors for the investment wine market.  We hear on the grapevine that they pride themselves on finding the right wine portfolio for their clients. They aim to deliver in the medium to long term by looking at the grading and opinion that makes or breaks a wine and making predictions for the wines longevity.

Although having leased much of the space, we still have opportunities in the building. Check here for availability or ring our agents on 020 7831 8311.