Uncommon, a design-led and experience-focused flexible office space provider, has expanded its commercial portfolio with the acquisition of its largest asset to date, Templar House, Holborn.
Formerly the home of London Underground Ltd, the 140,000 sq. ft. building will become Uncommon’s flagship site, providing flexible workspace for over 2,000 people. Uncommon aims to transform Templar House into the best client-tailored office space in the UK with a plethora of members’ services and bringing its wellness focused design to midtown.
Chris Davies, Director at Uncommon said, “This is an excellent acquisition, adding further scale to the Uncommon portfolio. The building matches our strict requirements for natural light, desirable street frontage opposite the Rosewood Hotel, transport links and excellent floorplates providing flexibility to our clients. Moving forward, we will continue to grow our freehold model, throughout London & Europe.”
Currently, Uncommon owns and manages four active flexible office spaces in Highbury & Islington, Fulham and Borough and Liverpool Street.
Located moments from Liverpool Street Station, Uncommon’s award winning Liverpool Street space includes a number of innovative aspects, including a 5-meter Ficus Benjamina tree, extensive member break-out facilities with scenic rooftop views, wellness studio overlooking a collection of meditation pods and yoga facilities, recently launched in partnership with leading indoor cycle provider Peloton.
A key feature of Uncommon’s midtown space will be the interior planting which is central to the company’s wellness strategy coupled with the quality of air and water filtration in the office spaces, wellness facilities including dedicated fitness studios, expansive conference facilities, pop-up retail and food offering, member bar and rooftop terrace.
Tania Adir, Uncommon Co-Founder and CEO, said: “Uncommon Holborn will be the first-in-class client-tailored office solution focusing on individual businesses’ needs to create their own unique space in order to reflect their brand and identity.
“We have been approached by large-sized businesses in excess of 500 members looking to create their perfect HQ within Uncommon while benefiting from ample shared amenities such as fitness studios, healthy food and beverage offerings, extensive member lounges and rooftop terraces, whilst taking advantage of Uncommon’s dedicated events calendar.
“We have been positively surprised by the depth of interest expressed by large occupiers in pursuit of creating their perfect HQ in order to attract best-in-class talent and elevate their company office experience.”
Templar House, which takes its names from the nearby Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar in 1118, is located just 500 feet from Holborn Underground Station (Central and Piccadilly lines), whilst also situated on the arterial route linking the City to the West End. Templar House also benefits from short walking distances to Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines) and Farringdon Rail Station (Thameslink), both of which form part of the new London Crossrail (Elizabeth) line. Uncommon Holborn will first open its doors in 2021 with pre-sales starting early next year.