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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Ragged School

Dickensian green

In the words of the developer: “We often hear that offices are in crisis, but it’s our conviction that great real estate attracts great tenants. And the central London office market remains deeply attractive for us because we know that when we lean into the history and character of our buildings, tenants respond to it.


🏢Building Details

  • 18,644 sq ft workspace

  • 4-floors   

  • Pre-let as HQ for global automotive brand


✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Excellent + EPC B + WiredScore Certified + WELL Enabled    

  • Original heritage details restored: exposed brickwork, trussed double-height ceiling, large sash windows     

  • Slick, concealed LED lighting

  • 4-pipe fan air conditioning

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Luxurious welcoming reception: double height entrance, exposed brickwork, polished concrete + oak ceiling

  • Grand communal hall: The Ragged School’s crowning jewel is its former hall – a vast, light-filled space with a trussed double-height ceiling + direct access to roof terrace

  • Thoughtful end of journey facilities: 32 cycle bays + 40 lockers + 4 showers

  • Flooded with natural light + fully accessible via lifts

🎈Bonus feature

The Ragged School was founded in 1841 by local missionary Andrew Provan. Ragged Schools were informal institutions where poor and working children could receive an education – long before free education became legal in the UK. Charles Dickens wrote of the building in 1852: “I found my first Ragged School, in an obscure place called West Street, Saffron Hill, pitifully struggling for life, under every disadvantage.”

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