Southampton Buildings, Midtown, London, WC2A
This spectacular Midtown serviced office space is located just steps from Chancery Lane Tube station.
Central Court at No. 25 Southampton Buildings in Holborn is not the only special commercial property in this area as the stunning property is just one of the buildings in the Chancery Lane Conservation Area.
The area covers just over 6 hectares of the Ward of Farringdon Without and serves to protect the unique architecture within it.
Southampton Buildings is one of those properties and has a rich history that dates back centuries.
In 1144, the Knights Templar were established in Holborn, on a site to the northern end of what was later to become Chancery Lane. In recent times, archaeological works located the first Knights’ Templar church at the junction of where Southampton Buildings sits today and High Holborn.
The site of the Templar hall and chapel remained in place and varied in ownership until the early 17th century when it was redeveloped by the Earl of Southampton and named Southampton Buildings.
In the mid-17th century, it was then redeveloped into private tenements and was the location of one of the earliest coffee-houses of London, with records dating it to 1650.
In 1823, Dr Birkbeck founded the Mechanics’ Institution in Southampton Buildings, which later became the London Mechanics’ Institution, and was used as a theatre for delivering the lectures of the professors.
The London Mechanics’ Institution, the forerunner of Birkbeck College, which is now a part of the University of London, was headquartered at Southampton Buildings until 1884.
The London Patent Office Library was established within Southampton Buildings in 1899 and, in 1902, the headquarter offices of the London Patent Office were established in the building until 1991.
The unique commercial property became Grade II* listed in 1989 to conserve its impressive neo-Elizabethan architecture which really has to be viewed in person to be fully appreciated.
Today, you will find luxury serviced offices for rent within the fabric of this beautiful commercial property.
In its most recent incarnation, the office providers that manage the workspace have created prestigious modern office space in which a new wave of innovators can make their own history.
Highlights of this first-class flexible workspace centre include:
- Over 100 luxury serviced office suites in a range of sizes
- Enterprise-grade broadband
- Secure private LAN network
- Elegant fully-furnished private office suites
- 24/7 access
- Professional reception services
- Cutting-edge business technology
- Bespoke business concierge services
These offices are serviced so the monthly fee covers all business accommodation related costs.
There is a suite of unique meeting and conference rooms available to hire at Southampton Buildings capable of seating between 6 and 40 attendees. All fully equipped with corporate-grade video-conferencing facilities.
There is also an executive business lounge and a galleried reading room at this Midtown flex space centre.
If you are seeking a virtual office with a prestigious business address then this can be provided here, together with mail and call handling services, if desired.
Midtown is known as London’s ‘Seat of Learning’ because it is, today, home of the London School of Economics (LSE) and University College London (UCL), as well as the British Museum and Inns of Court. It is, actually, the largest central business district (CBD) in London and, indeed, the UK and is home to the headquarters office space of law, media and technology giants.
One of the reasons for this area’s popularity is its proximity to the West End meaning that unrivalled retail, entertainment and dining options are just on the doorstep. The City is equally close, too.
The transport links in Midtown are excellent, also; London Overground Rail and Underground Tube stations within the Midtown area include Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines), Chancery Lane (Central Line) and Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines).
The Southampton Buildings luxury business centre does have bicycle parking and shower and changing facilities, too, though, should you wish to use your own steam to commute to your one-of-a-kind office.
For further details and to arrange a private viewing then please do get in touch; we love conducting office tours this property so we look forward to your call!
Our services are always free of charge, too.