There are lumps of Sugar’s property empire all over London
Lord Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar, is filthy minted. Let’s check out what’s going on in his property portfolio, which has more than 40 properties. Here are some of the star turns.
The Sugar Building
Here is one called the Sugar building. Don’t worry, it’s not made of actual sugar. It was formerly a not-so-marvellous concrete-clad office space that has had a complete renovation and facelift.
Acquired in July 2012, it has 40,126 sq ft over seven floors, and is right next to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the new One Cheapside shopping centre.
The George Wanstead
Despite Lord Sugar’s millions, he still has the common touch, as demonstrated by the fact that he owns a building which is rented from him entirely by Wetherspoons. Yep, that’s right, say hello to Alan Sugar the pub landlord.
It’s in Wanstead, just beyond Hackney, and according to one Google review, it has “great food, fantastic customer service, however there a lot of troublemakers in there”. Get down there Sir Lord Alan, and tell them to bloody shut it. Sugar owns a few other pubs too – the Camden Head in Islington, and one called Molly Moggs in Old Compton Street, Soho.
Gloucester House AKA the Hard Rock Café
Heard of the Hard Rock Café? Yeah? You know the first ever one, the one on Old Park Lane? That’s Alan Sugar’s now. In fact the entire building is his, from bottom to top. It’s called Gloucester House, and boasts luxury residential accommodation on the seven floors above the rock and roll watering hole.
186-188, City Road
Sugar bought this mighty office complex in July last year. It’s just off Old Street roundabout, or “silicon roundabout”, as people keep trying to label it due to the number of tech firms nearby. Is this evidence that old Mop Head has faith in the burgeoning tech industry?
Iceland on Leabridge Road
Leabridge Road is one that Baron Sugar would have known very well in his youth, as it comes just off his homeland of Upper Clapton, right next to where he went to school.
Possibly due to that, Lord Alan has snapped up Number 612 Lea Bridge Rd, which is rented out to Iceland. Cool.