Occupying one of the most prominent sites on Clerkenwell Road, Cornwell House was built by the Victorian developer Charles Powell in 1880 as the Sessions House Hotel. It was later converted into a spectacle factory and offices for the General Optical Company and renamed Cornwell House after which it was refitted as craft workshops.
The building has been extensively redeveloped behind its sweeping façade, designed by EMRYS Architects. The Lower Ground and Ground floors provide retail / showroom space of 1,772 sq ft with a distinguished shop frontage wrapping around Clerkenwell Road and Clerkenwell Green.
The office floors benefit from the unique curved form of the building and large sash windows providing excellent natural light and a unique working environment.
A new floor has been added with a feature zinc clad roof and roof terrace with exceptional South and West facing views of central London.
Exceptional new building entrance and reception
High grade kitchens in situ on each floor
High occupational density of 1:8 m²
Self-contained WC’s on each floor
New air conditioning system with fresh air ventilation
Exposed original brickwork and vertical oak slatted feature wall on each floor
New CorTen Steel clad feature lift with 10 person capacity
BT Openreach high speed fibre installed to each floor ready for immediate use
Generous floor-to-ceiling heights
New metal tiled raised floors
Plasterboard ceilings with energy efficient LED feature lighting
New showers, cycle store and lockers
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