Positioned directly opposite Derwent London’s Buckley Building is 17-18 Hayward’s Place. With office accommodation and common parts which had not been refurbished for years, our client purchased the building as part of a portfolio.
We were brought in to advise on letting the building in its current condition, however it soon became apparent that the building needed a longer term view. We advised the client to undertake a refurbishment programme that included not just the vacant ground and lower ground floors, but also the reception and common parts.
Saving our client money on architect’s fees, we advised on the refurbishments. Given that the building was originally a warehouse conversion, we made an effort to expose all original features. The works included sandblasting brickwork, sanding the existing wood flooring and removing suspended ceilings. The building now benefits from a complete overhaul of reception, new bicycle storage and a drastically improved patio garden. The offices have new hanging lighting, exposed concrete and new WC’s.
We had the vacant space under offer within days of the works being finished and we have now completed the lettings of Ground and Lower Ground floors to two separate tenants.
We let the ground floor to XCO2 Energy (represented by Morgan Pryce), who now have a gleaming new 1,689 sq ft home. XCO2 is an energy and sustainability consultancy who specialise in low-carbon strategies.
The lower ground floor, let to Kinosis, has a floor plate of 1,800 sq ft. Kinosis are the creators of Touch Surgery, a mobile surgical training platform with over 100,000 downloads and a worldwide audience.
We hope that both XCO2 Energy and Kinosis are very happy in their new homes!