Old Sessions House offers a very special opportunity for an occupier to be truly inspired by their surroundings, with special views over Clerkenwell Green.
There is about 17,700 square feet of rejuvenated space available in this unique former courthouse, which dominates an island site on the west side of Clerkenwell Green. The building is currently undergoing a full, sympathetic refurbishment to provide one of central London’s truly rare opportunities.
Old Sessions House is being reimagined as an all-day destination for working, drinking and dining. A curated mix of people and brands will fill the elegant space – and imbue it with their passion.
Many of the building’s historic features are being preserved, and the patina of aged stone and plasterwork is a reminder of the building’s long, storied history. The principal floors stretch over three levels, characterised by a 20 meter-tall grand dome and a main courtroom. The walls that once partitioned the main courtroom have been removed, creating a magnificent space with a 7-meter-high glass screen, 9-meter-high ceilings, a raised viewing gallery and original pine floors.
A second courtroom with 8-meter-high ceilings sits across from the first, the sun shining through its original crown glass windows. Small and medium-sized rooms are mixed in, each with its own personality and historic architectural details.
rich with history, IT’S an OPPORTUNITY to anchor one of London’s most prominent buildings & desirable neighbourhoods.
The top level of Old Sessions House will include the Judges’ Dining Room, an original fixture that is reopening for a new crowd. This laid-back lounge will serve an eclectic mix of global cuisine at communal tables, as well as an extensive wine list that is offered without pretension by passionate and knowledgeable staff. Step up and outside to find a lush and bustling roof garden, an ideal spot for alfresco dinners or fireside lounging. This is Clerkenwell at its finest.
The intricate and aged details that fill the halls of Old Sessions House give it a charm unlike any other space. The traditional Georgian and Victorian architecture, and considered details provide a backdrop that makes a sophisticated statement for any business.
The central dome is the centrepiece of the building. Surrounded by stone columns and a sweeping balcony that encircles the space, it embodies the building’s grandeur. The cast iron railings are original, as are the authentic 19th century hallway lanterns and a signature Georgian colour palette of stone and soft grey.
The smaller details have been painstakingly replicated in keeping with the building’s unique opulence. Handmade doors mirror the style of the originals. Custom-made Victorian and Georgian fireplaces dot the space. And touches of antique brass and bronze are used throughout – on hinges, door handles, radiator valves and electrical sockets – showing respect for the building’s character, while using thoroughly modern functionality.
With the kind of traditional craftsmanship embodied by two elegant King George III-style chandeliers that hang in the courtrooms, Old Sessions House is an icon, reimagined for a modern era.
Old Sessions House is currently undergoing a restoration by Satila Studios and is due to complete its development in Q1 2017. The building will benefit from the following amenities:
– Private members club / office accommodation of 18,000 Sq Ft.
– Retail & Leisure accommodation of 9,000 Sq Ft at ground floor level.
– Intimate bar and restaurant on the top floor featuring an outdoor oasis on the rooftop terrace with outstanding views of London.
– Private Victorian rooftop terrace with two outdoor fireplaces. 65 Foot tall grand dome.
– Two original courtrooms with amazing ceiling height of up to 9 metres.
– Original features throughout the building.
– New air-conditioning system.
– Cable management system.
– Direct access to Clerkenwell Green.
– A short walk away from Farringdon and Chancery Lane Stations