The Story So Far


The Property This is the second building which we have bought in Bloomsbury WC1. It is an exceptional Grade II* listed Georgian town house forming part of a rare uninterrupted terrace of similar houses in what is probably Bloomsbury’s most attractive square. The square itself is also Grade II listed, was laid out in 1810 and remains close to its original design. The house totals 4,500 sqft and is the only freehold house in the square.

Why Buy? No 11 was owned and occupied by a renowned publishing house as its editorial offices. We made a direct approach to the owners, identified via a Land Registry search, to buy with the intention of keeping the building in office use. However, the residential market in Bloomsbury improved to the point where residential values of buildings like this exceed commercial values. The transformed Brunswick Centre has greatly improved shopping facilities and houses Central London's largest Waitrose at over 40,000 sqft, restaurants including Carluccio's and Strada and a two screen art house cinema The Renoir. The major transport hub at Kings Cross/St Pancras has seen the arrival of Eurostar trains from France and Belgium.

Why sell? We obtained planning consent for change of use to residential and were about to convert the building to a single house when we were approached by one of the partners in Linklaters who had previously lived in the Square, loved it and wanted to return. She made us an offer which made us our development profit plus a bit and so we sold.

Please click on the images below to enlarge.

Mecklenburgh   Mecklenburgh
The Square   Georgian grandeur
Mecklenburgh   Mecklenburgh
More Georgian grandeur   Something good to look at

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Ivor A French FRICS
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David Coleman MRICS
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