In-House publishers find new Clerkenwell home

22nd February 2012

We are pleased to announce we have completed in leasing the 2nd Floor of 79 Clerkenwell Road to the children’s literature experts Usborne Publishing on behalf of LaSalle Investment for a term of five years.

Founded in 1973 by Peter Usborne it uses in-house editors, writers and designers to produce their own range of children’s books. Their style, although ranging from baby to teenager and fiction to non-fiction, is focused on instilling an early love of reading into children.

Usborne use their position to help children through running book fairs, sponsored reads, story time events and even summer fetes. This scholastic approach has been mutually beneficial as it has helped numerous children whilst winning accolades such as the coveted Times Literary Supplement Award.

Their new media style office on the 2nd Floor of 79 Clerkenwell Road is well placed near Farringdon and Chancery Lane stations. At 1388 sq ft it is light and airy with a modern décor. There are over 20 publishers in this area so they will be in good company with their creative ideas, just going to show how Clerkenwell has developed in time to become a melting pot of ideas in London.

There’s still some space at 79 Clerkenwell Road as we currently have the Penthouse to let and the Ground & Lower Ground floors which is perfectly suited for furniture and design companies due to its glass frontage and prominence on Clerkenwell Road. We also have more availability in Clerkenwell more generally so call 0207 831 8311 to discuss more.