Warehouse conversions have become one of the hottest trends in property, especially in east London. What originally started out as a cheap and spacious place for artists to live in New York City has now become a high value, quality investment, with many warehouses being sold for millions. Here are some of our top warehouse conversions…

The Tapestry Building, EC2M

Ideally located just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station is The Tapestry Building. Built in the 18th century by the East India Company, the building has now been converted into 14 stylish homes. This beautiful two bedroom apartment is on the third floor, with a bright and spacious dual aspect living and dining room, and a fabulously modern kitchen.

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Kingsland Road, E8

Quebec Wharf, a former Victorian spice warehouse, has been beautifully converted to provide spacious, chic apartments. This one bedroom property stays true to its roots, with original features such as exposed brick walls and steel pillars.

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King Edward’s Road, E9

One of Hackney’s most sought-after warehouse conversions, Five King Edward’s Road was formerly a 1920s clothing factory and is now home to 89 beautiful apartments with a diverse group of residents. This two bedroom penthouse offers double height ceilings, a beautiful open mezzanine level, and floor to ceiling windows letting in incredible light.

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Northburgh Street, EC1V

Set within a former printworks is this sleek two bedroom apartment, in the heart of the City – just around the corner from Barbican station. Arranged over 967 sq ft, it’s flooded with natural light, high ceilings and dual aspect windows.

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Saint John Street, EC1V

This fantastic one bedroom loft apartment is available to rent in Clerkenwell. Originally a part of the Vogue Pattern building, and then the old Ingersoll factory, the apartment has been designed to retain as many of the original industrial features as possible. The property offers over 1,000 sq ft of space and benefits from a communal roof terrace with panoramic views over London.

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Pentonville Road, N1

Just a short stroll from King’s Cross is this fantastic warehouse conversion on Pentonville Road. This one bedroom apartment enjoys high ceilings and a decked mezzanine level, allowing for flexible living. The property also retains a lot of original period features, such as the large industrial windows allowing for plenty of light.

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Annette Road, N7

Just off the vibrant Holloway Road is this beautifully modern warehouse conversion, with a spacious open-plan kitchen and reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private patio – perfect for entertaining.

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Over the last ten years average property prices have risen from a modest £367,915 to a massive £725,444. With this huge jump in price, is Clerkenwell still a good investment? We say yes.

Striking Architecture

On the northwest edge of the City, Clerkenwell property is a mix of both modern and historic architecture. It is a haven for design talent and is host to Clerkenwell Design Week every year. The area’s love of design is accentuated in the diverse use of commercial and residential spaces, from design agencies and tech firms to warehouse living and cutting edge eateries and bars.

The diversity of properties on offer in such a central location is what drives people to the area, particularly city workers and people from the creative industries who want an interesting space, in a well connected location with a village feel.

Improved Travel Links

Then there is that magic word ‘Crossrail’.  It has been on the agenda for years but is now finally within sight. In 2018 the changes to Farringdon station will open Clerkenwell up to a much wider and more global audience, an audience who may have previously written the area off.

Bond Street will be accessible in 4 minutes, Heathrow in 32 minutes and Gatwick in 41 – with travel times so fast Clerkenwell will be one of the best connected places in the city and buyers will be scrambling to buy into it. Our advice? Get in there before they do.

So what Clerkenwell properties can you buy now?

Ex-local authority properties can offer good value for the area, such as this three bedroom flat on Wynyatt Street. http://www.currell.com/residential/london-property/clerkenwell/wynyatt-street-ec1v/CLK140318

On the other end of the scale are modern penthouses which will offer great views across the city. This one on Owen Street has two floors, a wrap-around terrace and a state of the art kitchen. http://www.currell.com/residential/london-property/clerkenwell/owen-street-ec1v/CLK140082

If you’re not ready to but want to get to know the area, why not rent to see what the area can offer you before committing to a large investment? This 2 bedroom modern apartment is typical of many new builds in the area and offers good value for such a central location http://www.currell.com/residential/london-property/clerkenwell/clerkenwell-road-ec1m/CLK14039