We spend the majority of our waking time at work so we should try and make that space as enjoyable as possible. Our answer to this is a canal-side office space which swaps views of bricks and mortar with tranquil canal paths and parks. Here are our top 5 canal-side properties.
Matchmakers Wharf E9
Set on the banks of the River Lea, Matchmakers Wharf is close to Stratford International Station and benefits from great transport links as well as Westfield Shopping centre. Rent is significantly cheaper than it’s Shoreditch counter parts with being a mere £28,000 per annum for the 1,500 sq. ft of superb media style space. The self-contained office is open plan and offers all the quintessential media style features than many have come to expect; high ceilings, exposed brickwork and suspended lighting, all with exquisite views over the canal and Hackney Marshes. Who wouldn’t love to stare out over the marshes rather than another generic building?
This is a stunning warehouse conversion of a former Victorian printing factory within short walking distance of both Old Street and Angel underground station. The building has been lovingly restored to offer superb office space with views over the canal as well as a Central courtyard so you can eat your sandwiches whilst feeding the ducks and watching the narrow boats meander along. The units range from 806 sq. ft. – 3,764 sq. ft. and offer open plan space with exposed brickwork and timber flooring.
Metropolitan Wharf E1
Bag yourself a riverside gem with this budget friendly Grade II listed converted Victorian Warehouse in Wapping Wall where rent is just £30 per sq. ft.! The building has a number of studio style units in an iconic eight storey warehouse building which boasts an impressive entrance hall which spans the depth of the building and leads to the riverside terrace with its superb views of the Thames and Canary Wharf. The original features have been retained and include cast iron columns, original timber decked floors and brick walls.
Be part of history and work in the iconic Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park which has been designed with the modern work force in mind. Tenants will have access to London’s best data centre and Europe’s most efficient, with incredible speed as well as access to incubation services and classes. The building faces the Lee Canal with landscaped gardens, outdoor seating and roof terraces. Absolutely heavenly.
Grand Union Studios W10
The Grand Un ion Studios are adjacent to the Grand Union Canal and a mere 7 minutes’ walk from Ladbroke Grove Station. The building which is currently under construction has been designed to soak up the overfill of tech start-ups and media creatives who have been pushed out of East London due to rising rent prices. The building is situated close to ‘Fruit Towers’ the HQ for ‘Innocent Smoothie’ who have one of the coolest office spaces in London (astro turfed flooring, bean bags and gorgeous outdoor eating space).
Canal Side Studios NWQ
Located within a short walk from Kings Cross & St. Pancras Stations, the former warehouse building has been converted into stylish warehouse offices with a manned reception, bicycle parking and showers. The building overlooks Grand Union Canal and offers plenty of natural light due to the large windows and open plan layout. Fall in love with the newly transformed Kings Cross area which hosts weekly food markets, plenty of excellent retail options and excellent transport links.